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New Mexico Lobos vs Nevada Wolf Pack Preview

Nevada Wolf PackNew Mexico Lobos
12-13February 15, 2014, 06:05 | The Pit18-4

The New Mexico Lobos hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Nevada Wolf Pack pay a visit to The Pit on the college basketball betting menu.

The Lobos currently sports a 18-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-10 ATS. The Wolf Pack are 12-13 and 13-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lobos produce a 9-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolf Pack have gone 14-10 against the number.

View Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

New Mexico opened as -13.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 58-rated Lobos and the No. 140-ranked Wolf Pack, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Nevada was a 75-67 loser in its last match at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Wolf Pack endured a 75-67 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Deonte Burton at Lawlor Events Center.

New Mexico lost its last outing, a 71-70 result against Boise State on February 12. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Kendall Williams scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Lobos to a win (they lost 71-70 to Boise State at Taco Bell Arena on Wednesday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 51 nationally ranked offense (76.22 points per game) against a Wolf Pack defense that sits as the No. 206 at 74.08 PPG. The Lobos have been averaging 45.21% from the field, more than the Wolf Pack have managed so far this season (44.08% on average).

A few Wolf Pack at Lobos trends to consider:
Nevada is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Nevada is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nevada's last 7 games
Nevada is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
New Mexico is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
New Mexico is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games
New Mexico is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Nevada home to San Jose State, Tuesday, February 18th
New Mexico at UNLV, Wednesday, February 19th