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New Mexico vs. Pennsylvania - 12/22/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pennsylvania Quakers (9-2) at New Mexico Lobos (5-5)
Date & Time Saturday December 22, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: New Mexico Lobos +2 -- Over/Under: 156
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The Penn Quakers and the New Mexico Lobos will meet up in college basketball activity on Saturday. 

Penn enters this one at 9-2 on the year. The Quakers have thus far dispatched George Mason, Rice, Lafayette, Northern Iowa, Stockton, Delaware State, Miami FL, La Salle and Villanova. 

In the Wildcats game, Penn’s AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods led the team in scoring, each with 16 points and a total of eight assists with 11 rebounds between them. Michael Wang also added 14 points with six boards for the Quakers. 

Over on the Lobos’ side, they’re 5-5 this season. New Mexico has fallen to NM State (twice), Saint Mary’s, Colorado and North Texas for their losses this year so far. 

In the Mean Green game, New Mexico’s Anthony Mathis led the team with 20 points, five assists and three boards. Keith McGee (11 points) and Vance Jackson (10 points) were the only other Lobos in double-figures in that one. 

The Quakers are 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games. Penn is 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. 

Meanwhile, the Lobos are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. New Mexico is 0-4 ATS in their last four versus the Ivy League and 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games. 

The wins over Miami FL and Villanova add some credibility to the Quakers’ abilities this season, and aside from a couple of dud showings in their losses they’re looking pretty good. 

As for the Lobos, they’re something of a mixed bag this year as their record indicates, and I don’t think I can trust them here. I’m going Penn on the cover.

Penn Quakers -2

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