The Prairie View A&M Panthers (2-10), who are currently riding a seven-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they travel to Dreamstyle Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos (4-8). Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, December 22, 2017.
Prairie View A&M Panthers at New Mexico Lobos Odds Preview
The Panthers got blown out by the Ohio Bobcats in their last contest, 84-65. Prairie View A&M’s Gary Blackston put together a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Ohio made good use of their 30 trips to the free throw line, converting on 24 of them (80.0 percent). Prairie View A&M, on the other hand, was just 6-7 (85.7 percent).
In the Lobos last game, they defeated the Rice Owls, 78-69. With 17 points on 6-for-8 shooting, Joe Furstinger was the top scorer from either team. New Mexico dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.306 (above their season average of 0.225) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 (above their season average of 27.4). Rice was 0.145 and 27.0, respectively, for those same stats.
This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of Prairie View A&M. Prairie View A&M ranks 290th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 21.2 percent), while the gambling defense of New Mexico forces the 13th-most turnovers in the NCAA (25.1 percent).
Prairie View A&M Panthers vs. New Mexico Lobos Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Prairie View A&M, ATS Winner – Prairie View A&M, O/U – Over
- The Panthers average 33.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 221st in the NCAA. The Lobos rank 252nd in rebounds allowed per game (40.4).
- New Mexico ranks 138th in blocks per game (3.0) while Prairie View A&M ranks 150th in blocks allowed per game (4.5).
- New Mexico ranks 64th in assists per game (15.8) while Prairie View A&M ranks 240th (9.1).
- The Lobos rank fourth in three pointers attempted per game (31.5) while the Panthers rank 157th (21.9).
- Prairie View A&M averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 72nd in the NCAA. New Mexico ranks 105th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
- The Lobos have been outscored by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. For the season, New Mexico has defeated opponents by an average of 3.2 points.
- During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.6 points per game (1.0 above their season average).