New Mexico vs. Auburn - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (5-3) at New Mexico Lobos (7-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico Lobos and the Auburn Tigers face off on Tuesday afternoon in college basketball action.
The New Mexico Lobos are 7-3 this season and they are coming off of loss to Rice that ended a two game winning streak. New Mexico is averaging 79.4 points and they are shooting 47.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 40.1 percent. Elijah Bron leads the Lobos averaging 19.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Tim Williams is averaging 16.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, Cullen Neal is averaging 14.9 points and 5.2 assists, and Obij Aget is averaging 7.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. New Mexico has looked solid this season and should be competitive in the Mountain West.
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The Auburn Tigers are 5-3 this season and they are coming off of a blowout loss to Xavier. Auburn is averaging 83.9 points per game and they are shooting 45.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Kareem Cantly leads the Tigers averaging 20 points and 5.8 assists per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds, T.J. Dunans is averaging 13 points, and Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 12.9 points and 9.9 rebounds. Auburn is still a work in progress but they don’t seem close to figuring it out.
New Mexico is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-1-1 against the spread against the SEC, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. Auburn is 9-3-1 against the sprad in their last 13 games, 5-0 against the spread following a loss, and 8-20-2 against the spread in their last 30 neutral site games.
This should be a high scoring game and I expect it to go over the total and that is my free pick.