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Diamond Head Classic - Washington State Cougars Battle vs New Mexico Lobos Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Washington State Cougars host New Mexico on Friday, looking to build on their 7-4 mark against the 7-5 Lobos in college basketball betting action at Stan Sheriff Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the New Mexico Lobos before tip-off in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

New Mexico Lobos vs Washington State Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Washington State Cougars are 7-4 overall and 6-4 ATS, while the New Mexico Lobos are 7-5 and 6-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, Washington State boasts a 5-5 on the OU, and New Mexico is 7-3.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington State Cougars rated this week at No. 80 and the New Mexico Lobos sitting at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Washington State's No. 129-ranked scoring average of 74.91 PPG, against a New Mexico Lobos defense rated No. 175 and allowing 72.25 PPG. The Washington State Cougars FG% has averaged 48.73% to date this season, more than the New Mexico Lobos shooters have managed so far (47.37% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Mexico was run off the court by the Cougars on Wednesday as BYU routed them 96-66 at Stan Sheriff Center.

The Cougars got 14 points from Josh Hawkinson, but it was Northern Iowa that prevailed in a 63-59 final on Wednesday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Betting Trends
  • New Mexico is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington State's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

New Mexico home to Nevada, Wednesday, December 30th
Washington State at USC, Friday, January 1st

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