New Mexico Lobos vs
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New Mexico and Nevada face off in Mountain West Conference showdown, Nevada favored by 3 points
The 2023-24 college basketball season continues with a matchup between New Mexico and Nevada on Tuesday, February 13. This Mountain West Conference showdown will take place at Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada. As the second meeting between these two teams this season, Nevada is currently favored by 1 point as the home team. The total points for the game is set at 155.0. Initially opening as -1 favorites, the current betting line for Nevada has now shifted to -3.
- Moneyline: Lobos +131 | Wolf Pack -158
- Spread: Lobos +3 (-110) | Wolf Pack -3 (-110)
- Total: Over/Under 154.5 (-110)
- Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Nevada will win straight-up is 61%.
New Mexico vs Nevada Stats
New Mexico Lobos
The New Mexico Lobos are currently 19-5 for the season, with a strong record against the spread of 16-7. Their most recent games have been a mixed bag, with a road victory against Wyoming but home losses to Boise State and UNLV. In their loss to UNLV, the Lobos trailed by as many as 12 points and struggled with their shooting, only making 35.4% of their field goals. Despite these recent setbacks, New Mexico is ranked 22nd in the NCAA NET Rankings and 21st in the KenPom rankings. Offensively, they score an average of 83.6 points per game, leading the conference, but defensively, they allow 73.6 points per game, ranking them eighth in the conference. In terms of their shooting percentages, the Lobos hit 47.73% of their field goals and 69.47% of their free throws. They make an average of 34.51% of their three-pointers. Defensively, they allow opponents to make 41.80% of their field goals and 70.91% of their free throws. They allow an average of 30.45% shooting from beyond the arc. Overall, the Lobos have solid rebounding, averaging 39.22 rebounds per game, and have a positive assist-to-turnover ratio. Fans can take advantage of the sportsbook promo codes to enhance their experience.
Nevada Wolf Pack Analysis
The Nevada Wolf Pack have recently bounced back from a heavy defeat against New Mexico with three consecutive wins. In those victories against San Jose State, Utah State, and San Diego State, the Wolf Pack displayed strong performances. Despite missing several free throws, they excelled in offensive rebounding and scoring in the paint. Kenan Blackshear and Jarod Lucas were standout performers in their last game.
In terms of rankings, the Nevada Wolf Pack are placed 47th in both the NCAA NET Rankings and the KenPom rankings. Their offensive efficiency stands at 112.5 points per 100 possessions, while they surrender 97.2 points. The team leads the conference in offensive rebounds and scores an average of 76.2 points per game, placing them third in their conference.
Additional statistics highlight the Wolf Pack's performance on offense and defense. They have a power ranking of 100 and rank 116th in offense, averaging 76.29 points per game. On defense, they are ranked 43rd and allow an average of 66.21 points per game. In terms of shooting percentages, they hit 47.13% of their field goals, 70.60% of their free throws, and make 34.13% of their three-pointers. They average 35.25 rebounds per game and have 14.50 offensive assists and 9.71 turnovers per game. On defense, they allow opponents to make 41.02% of their field goals, 68.41% of their free throws, and 31.76% of their three-pointers. The Wolf Pack also average 33.88 defensive rebounds, 12.46 defensive assists, and 12.67 turnovers per game.
Nevada Wolf Pack Look to Extend Dominance Over Struggling Lobos
The Nevada Wolf Pack have exhibited exceptional performance since enduring a regrettable loss at New Mexico. Their determination to seek retribution in front of their loyal fan base is palpable, and I firmly believe that Nevada possesses the necessary offensive prowess to outmatch the struggling Lobos. Moreover, Nevada has demonstrated an ability to stifle New Mexico's offensive momentum in previous matchups. The Lobos are renowned for their propensity to accelerate the tempo of the game, thus Nevada's backcourt will need to adeptly coerce them into adopting a more deliberate half-court style of play. It is worth noting that the Wolf Pack have achieved an impressive 9-1 straight-up record and a commendable 7-3 against-the-spread performance in their last ten encounters with the Lobos. Conversely, the latter have endured a disheartening streak of six consecutive defeats during their visits to Reno.
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