The Colorado Buffaloes (6-1) will try to extend a five-game home winning streak when they challenge the New Mexico Lobos (3-5) at Coors Events Center. Colorado is an 8-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 153 points. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
New Mexico Lobos at Colorado Buffaloes ATS Preview
The Lobos were beaten by the UTEP Miners in their last contest, 88-76. With 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting, Sam Logwood was New Mexico’s leading scorer. UTEP had an effective field goal percentage of 0.620 (above their season average of 0.463). New Mexico, meanwhile, held the Miners to an offensive rebounding percentage of 6.9 (below their season average of 21.6).
In the Buffaloes last matchup, they were beaten by the Colorado State Rams, 72-63. McKinley Wright IV was the games high scorer with 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting. Colorado State did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (21-29; 72.4 percent). Colorado, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.0 vs. 15.2).
The offensive glass should be a major edge for Colorado in this battle. Dating back to last season, the Buffaloes rank 86th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.3 percent), while New Mexico ranks 194th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.9 percent).
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. New Mexico games have gone under 71.4 percent of the time, while games including Colorado have gone over 57.1 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Buffaloes have a substantial advantage. They are 6-1 SU and 3-4 ATS, while the Lobos are 3-5 SU and 3-4 ATS.
New Mexico Lobos vs. Colorado Buffaloes ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Colorado, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Buffaloes average 13.7 assists per game, which ranks 152nd in the NCAA. The Lobos rank 224th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
- New Mexico averages 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 131st in the NCAA. Colorado ranks 177th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
- New Mexico ranks 117th in steals per game (6.6) while Colorado ranks 271st (4.9).
- The Buffaloes rank 181st in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while the Lobos rank 289th (17.9).
- Colorado ranks 81st in rebounds per game (37.7) while New Mexico ranks 157th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).