The New Mexico Lobos (16-5, 5-3 MWC) will be at the Lawlor Events Center to clash with the Nevada Wolf Pack (12-8, 5-3 MWC) in a MWC matchup. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
New Mexico Lobos at Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Wolf Pack were victorious over the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 86-72, while the Lobos easily got past the San Jose State Spartans 86-59.
New Mexico dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.613 (above their season average of 0.548) and a free throw rate of 0.396 (above their season average of 0.309). San Jose State was 0.310 and 0.317, respectively, for those same stats. The Wolf Pack, meanwhile, had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 7.8 (better than their season average of 15.4) and had a free throw rate of 0.431 (above their season average of 0.212). Nevada’s Jalen Harris had a solid performance, recording 28 points, six rebounds and six assists. Makuach Maluach, meanwhile was a key piece for New Mexico with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Wolf Pack won the most recent contest 91-62. Nevada’s 0.250 free throw rate was their largest strength over New Mexico, who had a mark of 0.152. This will be the first contest of the year between these two teams.
New Mexico might have a tough time creating turnovers. Nevada ranks 40th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while New Mexico forces the 151st-most turnovers (20.1 percent). Furthermore, the sharp-shooting offense of the Lobos ranks 17th in effective field goal percentage (0.551), while the Wolf Pack are 45th-best in the NCAA at effective field goal percentage allowed (0.454).
New Mexico at Nevada Free Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – New Mexico, O/U – Under
- Nevada averages 25.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 58th in the nation. New Mexico ranks 273rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.8).
- The Lobos average 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 124th in the NCAA. The Wolf Pack rank 206th in rebounds allowed per game (37.1).
- New Mexico is 18th in the country with 2.4 blocks allowed per game while Nevada is 25th with 2.5 blocks allowed per game.
- The Wolf Pack rank 65th in assists per game (14.6) while the Lobos rank 242nd in assists allowed per game (16.3).
- Nevada ranks fourth in steals allowed per game (4.3) while New Mexico ranks 173rd (7.5).
- During their last five games, the Wolf Pack have scored an average of 69.4 points per game (5.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.4 points per game (0.5 above their season average).
- The Lobos have been outscored by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. On the season, New Mexico has defeated opponents by an average of 5.8 points.