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New Mexico Lobos host UNLV Rebels in college basketball action

UNLV RebelsNew Mexico Lobos
10-6January 15, 2014, 09:05 | The Pit12-3

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between New Mexico and UNLV on Wednesday, with the host Lobos trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Rebels have watched them go 10-6 and 10-6 ATS on the year, while the Lobos are at 12-3 and 3-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Lobos are 5-5-1, while the Rebels have a 8-7 mark.

View UNLV Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting UNLV before tip-off in this one found them as 9-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Lobos - Rebels odds would favor the Rebels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico is rated No. 135 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UNLV is at No. 23.

In their last action, UNLV was a 74-71 loser at home against Nevada. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. The Rebels endured a 74-71 loss at the hands of the Wolf Pack on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Bryce Dejean-Jones at Thomas & Mack Center.

New Mexico was a 69-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as favorites. New Mexico got 19 points from Kendall Williams en route to a 69-65 victory over San Jose State on Saturday at The Event Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 76.87 PPG, against a Rebels defense that ranks No. 49 at 65.25 PPG. The Lobos field goal percentage has averaged 43.77% so far, less than the Rebels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.86% per game.

Next up:
UNLV at San Diego State, Saturday, January 18th
New Mexico at Fresno State, Saturday, January 18th