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New Mexico Lobos vs. Northern Iowa Panthers - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Iowa Panthers (6-2) at New Mexico Lobos (5-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm (University Arena)

The Line: New Mexico Lobos -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The New Mexico Lobos will host the Northern Iowa Panthers this Thursday.

 New Mexico comes into this game with a 5-2 record and are currently 2nd in the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos most recent game was a 70-58 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers. Through 7 games this season the Lobos have been led by Elijah Brown who is averaging 17.9 points per game and 5.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Second on the team is Cullen Neal who is averaging 16.9 points per game and 2.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists. The Lobos will try to get back on track with a big win against Northern Iowa.

New Mexico Lobos vs. Northern Iowa Panthers - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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 The Northern Iowa Panthers come into this game with a 6-2 record and are 3rd in the Mountain Valley Conference. Northern Iowa comes into this game winning 6 out of their last 7 games. The Panthers are 15.9 points per game and 4.4 rebounds and 6.1 assists.  Second on the team is Matt Bohannon who is scoring 13.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Northern Iowa will try to continue their winning ways against New Mexico.

 Northern Iowa is 5-1 against the spread in their 6 last non-conference games. The Panthers are 19-6-3 against the spread in their last 28 games overall. The Lobos are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Lobos are 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games following a straight up loss.

This is tough game to call here with both of these teams being very good and possible tournament teams. Northern Iowa beat North Carolina early in the year and have shown they can play with anyone. With that being said il take Northern Iowa and the points on the road.  

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