Colorado vs. New Mexico - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (3-5) at Colorado Buffaloes (6-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up at Coors Events Center on Wednesday, the New Mexico Lobos and the Colorado Buffaloes will be meeting up in college basketball action.
New Mexico enters this game with a 3-5 record overall. After a four-game losing streak, the Lobos got a win over Evansville but fell in their last game to UTEP. In that one, New Mexico’s top scorer was Sam Logwood with 22 points.
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Logwood is tops in scoring for the Lobos so far with 16.5 PPG and 5.4 RPG. Also in double-figures for New Mexico are Chris McNeal, with 15.6 PPG and 3.5 APG, and Anthony Mathis with 10.6 PPG to his credit.
Over on the Colorado side, they’re sitting at 6-1 on the season. After opening up the year with six straight wins, the Buffaloes stumbled with a loss to Colorado State. In that game, Colorado’s leading scorer was McKinley Wright with 19 points.
Wright is the leading player for the Buffaloes so far with his 16.1 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 4.1 APG. George King (15.0 PPG; 8.6 RPG) and Namon Wright (11.6 PPG) are also averaging in double-figures for Colorado.
The Lobos are 49-20-3 ATS in their last 72 Wednesday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. New Mexico is also 6-14 ATS in their last 20 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games.
Meanwhile, the Buffaloes are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five overall. Colorado is also 1-3-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four versus the Mountain West.
UTEP isn’t really a great team, but the Lobos made them look better by getting outscored 45-31 in the first half. After that, New Mexico was facing too much of an uphill battle. As for Colorado, they’re going to continue to struggle if they can’t come up with some second-tier scoring. Still, I don’t trust the Lobos enough to cover so I’m going to stick with Colorado here.