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New Mexico Lobos Favored by -1.5 Point Spread Against the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Pit Saturday as the New Mexico Lobos look to beat the odds vs the Nevada Wolf Pack in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, New Mexico sat as -1.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico Lobos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Mexico Lobos currently sport a 9-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-8 ATS. The Nevada Wolf Pack are 13-3 and 9-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the New Mexico Lobos produce a 7-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Nevada Wolf Pack have gone 8-7-1 against the totals betting line.

The Lobos - Wolf Pack odds would favor the Wolf Pack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico is rated No. 273 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nevada is at No. 74.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico's No. 144-ranked scoring average of 74.6 PPG, against a Nevada Wolf Pack defense rated No. 123 and allowing 70.19 PPG. The New Mexico Lobos FG% has averaged 46.73% to date this season, more than the Nevada Wolf Pack shooters have managed so far (44.81% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jordan Caroline scored 19 points leading the Wolf Pack to a 72-69 victory over San Diego State at Lawlor Events Center on Wednesday.

Tim Williams scored 30 points for New Mexico on Wednesday, but the Aggies managed a 79-75 victory over the Lobos at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Betting Trends
  • Nevada is 15-6-1 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Nevada is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nevada's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nevada's last 5 games on the road
  • New Mexico is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • New Mexico is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Nevada
  • New Mexico is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Nevada

Next Betting Matchups

Nevada at Wyoming, Saturday, January 14th
New Mexico at UNLV, Tuesday, January 10th