The Boise State Broncos (4-2) will be at Dreamstyle Arena to clash with the New Mexico Lobos (7-2) in a MWC matchup. The game begins at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Boise State Broncos vs. New Mexico Lobos Betting Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Lobos beat the Montana Grizzlies 72-63, while the Broncos had no trouble getting past the UNCW Seahawks 80-59.
Boise State dominated every stat category in the game. They had a superb turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 14.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.533 (above their season average of 0.505). For those same stats, UNCW was 16.4 and 0.427, respectively. The Lobos, on the other hand, had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.431 (above their season average of 0.312) and held the Grizzlies to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.1 (below their season average of 25.1). New Mexico rallied around Carlton Bragg Jr., who had 20 points and 14 rebounds. Derrick Alston Jr. played a pivotal role for Boise State with 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
The Lobos won the sole game between these two teams last season, 73-72. New Mexico’s 0.358 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Boise State, who had a mark of 0.175.
It will be a battle of opposite paces as the fast-breaking Lobos will look to push the more grind-it-out Broncos. Since last season, the Lobos rank 26th in possessions per game while the Broncos are 252nd.
Boise State Broncos vs. New Mexico Lobos Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Boise State, ATS Winner – Boise State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- New Mexico ranks 66th in rebounds per game (37.7) while Boise State ranks 297th (31.6).
- The Lobos rank 159th in blocks per game (3.2) while the Broncos rank 269th (2.0).
- New Mexico averages 24.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 80th in the country. Boise State ranks 105th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1).
- The Broncos rank 15th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Lobos rank 238th (7.0).
- Boise State ranks 137th in assists allowed per game (12.6) while New Mexico ranks 300th (15.4).