New Mexico vs. UNLV - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNLV Rebels (14-12) at New Mexico Lobos (14-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The UNLV Rebels and New Mexico Lobos square off Saturday afternoon at The Pit.
The UNLV Rebels look for a big win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, UNLV is averaging 66.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Christian Wood is averaging 15.5 points and 10 rebounds while Patrick McCaw is averaging 9.1 points and 2.8 assists. Cody Doolin is dishing 3.9 assists and Goodluck Okonoboh is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The UNLV Rebels have four players averaging at least six points, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 35.5 percent from deep. Defensively, UNLV is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last six games.
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The New Mexico Lobos also need a win to snap a five-game skid. On the season, New Mexico is averaging 62.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 59.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Deshawn Delaney is averaging 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds while Hugh Greenwood is averaging 11.7 points and 3.3 assists. Devon Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Obij Aget is shooting 59.3 percent from the field. The New Mexico Lobos have four players averaging at least 6.2 points, and they’re shooting 66.3 percent from the line and 30.9 percent from deep. Defensively, New Mexico is allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last seven games.
The Runnin' Rebels are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lobos are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Runnin' Rebels are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
New Mexico needs a win in the worst way and should be able to take advantage of a young UNLV squad. The Rebels have won just one road game all season, and I think that continues here.