New Mexico Lobos vs. Nevada Wolf Pack - 3/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nevada Wolf Pack (18-12) at New Mexico Lobos (17-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Nevada Wolf Pack will play the New Mexico Lobos in the second round of the Mountain West Tournament.
The New Mexico Lobos are 17-14 (10-8) and are the # 4 seed in the Mountain West tournament. New Mexico finished the regular season by losing 4 of their last 5 games and is coming off of a win against Nevada by a score of 71-66. New Mexico also defeated Nevada at home by a score of 88-76. New Mexico is averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 73.7 points per game. New Mexico is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Elijah Brown is averaging 21.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for New Mexico. Tim Williams is averaging 17 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Lobos. New Mexico is shooting 73.7% on free throws, 36.2% on three-pointers, and 46.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack are 18-12 (10-8) and are the #5 seed in the Mountain West tournament. Nevada finished the regular season by losing their last 2 games and is coming off of a loss to New Mexico by a score of 71-66. Nevada is averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 71.9 points per game. Nevada is also averaging 41 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. D.J. Fenner is averaging 13.4 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for Nevada. Tyron Criswell is averaging 11.9 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Wolf Pack. Nevada is shooting 73.3% on free throws, 29.2% on three-pointers, and 41.8% on all field goal attempts.
Nevada is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss. Nevada is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. The under is 4-0 in Nevada’s last 4 neutral site games. New Mexico is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games. New Mexico is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The over is 8-3 in New Mexico’s last 11 games. The over is 5-2 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
New Mexico was able to sweep the season series with Nevada this year. Nevada will most likely be without their leading scorer, Marqueze Coleman, for this game. Nevada has the rebounding advantage in this game, while New Mexico is the better shooting team. I like New Mexico here, especially if Coleman doesn’t play.