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New Mexico Lobos vs North Dakota Sioux Betting Preview

North Dakota SiouxNew Mexico Lobos
Jan 7, 3:30 PM | The Pit

North Dakota Sioux vs New Mexico Lobos Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Pit Saturday as host New Mexico looks to handle the North Dakota Sioux in NCAAB action.

New Mexico battles the Sioux, currently sitting with a 6-8 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-5-1 for the Lobos and 0-1 for the Sioux.

View North Dakota vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Lobos) and the No. 319 (Sioux) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 85-66 result in favor of the Lobos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico's No. 64-ranked scoring average of 74.9 PPG, against a Sioux defense rated No. 269 and allowing 71.1 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 46.3% to date this season, more than the Sioux shooters have managed so far (43.9% per game).

Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 305-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.7 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 81 nationally in scoring at home.

North Dakota won its last outing, a 72-54 result against Mayville State on January 4. Patrick Mitchell scored 14 points leading the Sioux to a 72-54 victory over Mayville State at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Wednesday.

New Mexico was a 98-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston Baptist. The battle between the Lobos and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Houston Baptist was handed a 98-61 defeat on Tuesday at The Pit.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Wyoming are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Sioux at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Dakota home to Valley City, Thursday, January 12
New Mexico at Wyoming, Saturday, January 14