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New Mexico Lobos host San Jose State Spartans in college basketball action

San Jose State SpartansNew Mexico Lobos
6-15February 01, 2014, 08:05 | The Pit16-4

The New Mexico Lobos will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the San Jose State Spartans at The Pit on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Lobos sport a record of 16-4 and 7-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Spartans have 6-15 and 9-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-6-1 for the Lobos and 6-13 for the Spartans.

View San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Lobos installed as -20.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 260-rated San Jose State taking on the No. 146-rated Lobos in this contest.

New Mexico won its last outing, a 78-65 result against Utah State on January 28. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. New Mexico earned a 78-65 victory over Utah State on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Cameron Bairstow at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 46-rated offensive output, at 77.25 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 183 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 45.04% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.93% per game.

A few Spartans at Lobos trends to consider:
San Jose State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Jose State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose State's last 5 games
San Jose State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games
New Mexico is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
San Jose State at Fresno State, Saturday, February 8th
New Mexico at Wyoming, Wednesday, February 5th