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San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos Betting Matchup Report

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March 10, 7:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

New Mexico Lobos vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New Mexico when they take on the Aztecs on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

It's a game in the Mountain West Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Thomas & Mack Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Lobos have watched them go 26-6 and 22-7 ATS on the year, while the Aztecs are at 26-6 and 15-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Aztecs are 15-13-1, while the Lobos have a 16-12-1 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Aztecs and the No. 11-rated Lobos in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-75 win for the Lobos on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego State's No. 86 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Lobos defense that sits as the No. 14 at 59.1 PPG. The Aztecs have been averaging 45.9% from the field, less than the Lobos have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 50-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 72-67 winner as they battled UNLV on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. New Mexico got 19 points from Drew Gordon en route to a 72-67 victory over UNLV on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center.

In their last action, San Diego State was a 79-69 winner at home against Colorado State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. San Diego State earned a 79-69 victory over Colorado State on Friday, getting 19 points from Jamaal Franklin at Thomas & Mack Center.