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New Mexico Marquette Betting Preview

Marquette Golden EaglesNew Mexico Lobos
7-4December 21, 2013, 09:00 | MGM Grand7-3

MGM Grand features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host New Mexico Lobos and the visiting Marquette Golden Eagles in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Lobos currently sports a 7-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-5 ATS. The Golden Eagles are 7-4 and 6-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lobos produce a 2-4-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Eagles have gone 4-4 against the number.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the New Mexico Lobos as 0-point in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Lobos at No. 101 and the Golden Eagles at No. 50 heading into this contest.

New Mexico was a 67-61 loser in their most recent outing at home against New Mexico State. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Lobos wasted a 25-point performance from Cameron Bairstow in losing to New Mexico State 67-61 on Tuesday at The Pit.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico's No. 71-ranked scoring average of 77.7 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 19 and allowing 61.55 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 43.63% to date this season, less than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (45.37% per game).

A few Golden Eagles at Lobos trends to consider:
Marquette is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Marquette is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
New Mexico is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Marquette home to Samford, Saturday, December 28th
New Mexico at Grand Canyon, Monday, December 23rd