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New Mexico vs. Evansville - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Evansville Purple Aces (5-1) at New Mexico Lobos (2-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm (The Pit)

The Line: New Mexico Lobos -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Evansville Purple Aces go on the road to take the floor with the New Mexico Lobos in Wednesday college basketball.

The Evansville Purple Aces had begun the 2017-18 campaign with five straight victories before suffering their first loss in a 63-61 defeat at the hands of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs as a 4.5 point underdog. Evansville was the better shooting squad with a 46.2%-37.7% advantage but the Bulldogs managed nine more shots and more free throws to squeeze out the win.    

New Mexico vs. Evansville - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Blake Simmons was the Purple Aces top scoring option with 15 points and six boards on 6-13 rom the floor with three bombs followed by a 12 point effort from Dru Smith on 4-6 from the field. Ryan Taylor added eleven points for Evansville while Dainius Chatkevicius added ten points and hauled in a team high eight rebounds on 5-7.

The New Mexico Lobos are out to halt an early season swoon that has seen the team drop four in a row following an 80-65 defeat versus the Maryland Terrapins as a 12.5 point underdog on Saturday. An 18 point first half hole sealed the fate of New Mexico who didn’t have the horses to overcome such a large deficit. UNM allowed 52.2% shooting but their own 33.3% accuracy and 17 more shot attempts still fell well short.

Chris McNeal was the Lobos top offensive player with 19 points on 6-14 from the field with Anthony Mathis tossing in 12 points  on 4-6 from the floor which including a 4-5 mark on three pointers before he fouled out in 17 minutes.

Evansville are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and Evansville are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games. Under is 7-2 in New Mexico last 9 home games and under is 16-5 in New Mexico last 21 overall and New Mexico are 48-20-3 ATS in their last 71 Wednesday games.

I think New Mexico is more on the level of the Purple Aces which has me looking at the points…

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