New Mexico Lobos vs. Boise State Broncos - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (17-9) at New Mexico Lobos (15-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -4.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Boise State Broncos will travel to play the New Mexico Lobos in a Mountain West game on Wednesday.
The New Mexico Lobos are 15-10 (8-4) and are coming off of a win against San Jose State by a score of 74-58. New Mexico has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 2nd in the Mountain West standings. New Mexico defeated Boise State by a score of 88-83. New Mexico is averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 72.1 points per game. New Mexico is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Elijah Brown is averaging 20.7 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for New Mexico. Tim Williams is averaging 17.4 points per game and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Lobos. New Mexico is shooting 73.2% on free throws, 36.4% on three-pointers, and 47.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Boise State Broncos are 17-9 (8-5) and are coming off of a win against Wyoming by a score of 94-71. Boise State has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently 3rd in the Mountain West standings. Boise State is averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 70 points per game. Boise State is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. James Webb III is averaging 15.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game for Boise State. Mikey Thompson is averaging 12.5 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Broncos. Boise State is shooting 72.9% on free throws, 34.2% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
Boise State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Boise State is 16-7 ATS in their last 23 games following an ATS win. The over is 6-2 in Boise State’s last 8 games. New Mexico is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. New Mexico is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 4-1 in New Mexico’s last 5 games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This should be a very good game between two teams that are fighting for 2nd place in the conference. Both teams are similar in points scored and points allowed, while New Mexico has the rebounding and shooting advantage in this matchup. I like New Mexico in this game at home.