New Mexico vs. Boise State - 1/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (11-6) at New Mexico Lobos (12-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Boise State Broncos and New Mexico Lobos square off Sunday night at The Pit.
The Boise State Broncos have lost four of their last five games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Boise State is averaging 69.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 17.8 points and 3.1 assists while Mikey Thompson is averaging 9.6 points and 2.8 rebounds. James Webb III is grabbing seven rebounds and Nick Duncan is shooting 36.5 percent from the field. The Boise State Broncos are an offensive team that’s shooting 73.4 percent from the line and 38.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 65 or less points in seven of its last 10 games. Igor Hadziomerovic is questionable for this game with a head injury.
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The New Mexico Lobos have won four of their last six games and look for their fifth MWC victory. On the season, New Mexico is averaging 63.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 57.7 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Deshawn Delaney is averaging 12.8 points and 5.9 rebounds while Hugh Greenwood is averaging 11 points and 3.7 assists. Obij Aget is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Devon Williams is shooting 44.8 percent from the field. The New Mexico Lobos are a defensive team that’s allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 64 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, New Mexico is shooting 66 percent from the line and 30.3 percent from downtown. New Mexico is 8-1 SU on its home court.
The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Mountain West and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lobos are 43-15-1 ATS in their last 59 vs. Mountain West and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Broncos are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
New Mexcio's defense is sure to give Boise State fits like it has in the past, and with the Lobos at home, they should have little trouble covering the reasonable number.