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NCAA hoops odds preview - UNLV vs. New Mexico

UNLV RebelsNew Mexico Lobos
Feb 23, 9:00 PM | The Pit

UNLV Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

20-7TEAM RECORD17-10

The visiting Rebels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at The Pit against the New Mexico Lobos.

The Lobos bring a 17-10 record (11-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 20-7 Rebels, who are 9-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed New Mexico go 8-11-1 so far and the Rebels go 8-15-1.

View UNLV vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Lobos installed as 2-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lobos - Rebels odds would favor the Rebels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico is rated No. 57 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UNLV is at No. 29. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-76 win for the Rebels.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature New Mexico's No. 81-rated squad against UNLV's No. 189-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, New Mexico rates No. 177 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 285 nationally with 5.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UNLV owns the country's No. 34-rated mark, allowing 64.2 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 76 in scoring at home.

Last time out for UNLV, they were a 68-61 winner as they battled Colorado State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. The Rebels grabbed a 68-61 win over the Rams on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Oscar Bellfield at Moby Arena.

New Mexico was a 62-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Utah. They failed to cover the 15–point spread as favorites. The Lobos endured a 62-60 loss at the hands of the Utes on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Dairese Gary at The Pit.

UNLV Rebels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Wyoming are 7-3
After playing Colorado State are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing TCU are 4-6
After playing Utah are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Rebels at Lobos trends to consider:
UNLV is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UNLV's last 7 games on the road
UNLV is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNLV's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 6 games when playing UNLV
New Mexico is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games at home

Next up:
UNLV home to Wyoming, Saturday, February 26
New Mexico at TCU, Saturday, February 26