UNLV vs. New Mexico - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNLV vs. New Mexico - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

New Mexico Lobos (15-4) at UNLV Runnin' Rebels (10-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

The Line: UNLV Runnin' Rebels -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Mexico Lobos and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels meet in college basketball action from Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday. 

New Mexico sits at 15-4 on the season. After winning consecutive games versus Fresno State 78-64 and Air Force 84-78, the Lobos lost their last game Wednesday versus Colorado State. 

In the loss to the Rams, New Mexico’s only double-digit scorer was Zane Martin with 17 points and four assists. JaQuan Lyle was close there with nine points, five rebounds and one assist however. 

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Over on the UNLV side, they’re 10-9 overall this year. Following their most recent loss to Boise State back on January 8, the Rebels have won their last two games, taking out Wyoming and San Jose State. 

In the win over the Spartans, UNLV’s Marvin Coleman put up 17 points with eight assists and four rebounds. Amauri Hardy added 16 points, eight assists and four boards, and Cheikh Mdacke Diong had 12 points with 13 rebounds. 

The over is 5-0 in the Rebels’ last five after an ATS loss and they’re 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games. UNLV is 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven overall. 

Meanwhile, the Lobos are 5-0 ATS in their last five after a straight-up loss and 21-45 in their last 66 road games. New Mexico is 1-5 ATS in their last six overall and the over is 4-0 in their last four overall. 

New Mexico was drilled by 33 points in the Colorado State game, and a lot of the bench players got some garbage time. Still, the Lobos kept up their solid run of scoring, and now they’ve posted at least 72 in each of their last seven games. 

UNLV has been doing okay offensively themselves, with at least 70 in four of their last five outings. This should be a pretty decent and high-scoring matchup, but I think the Lobos can bounce back and cover here. 

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Andrew’s Pick New Mexico Lobos +3

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