New Mexico vs. Nevada - 2/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nevada Wolf Pack (16-10) at New Mexico Lobos (17-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Dreamstyle Arena)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos +1.5 -- Over/Under: 158 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Nevada Wolf Pack (16-10, 9-5 CONF) and the New Mexico Lobos (17-10, 6-8 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, February 18th for a Mountain West matchup at the Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM. The game will be played at 9:00 PM eastern time.
Nevada is coming off an 82-79 overtime win over UNLV in their last game. That victory extended Nevada’s win streak to three games. New Mexico is coming off a 78-73 loss to UNLV at home in their last game. New Mexico has now lost back-to-back games, and four of their last five overall. Nevada won the first meeting between these teams, 96-74 at home.
Nevada scores 77.1 points per game on 44.5% FG shooting. The Wolf Pack’s leading scorer is G Jalen Harris, who averages 21.5 PPG this season. Nevada allows 71.8 points per game to the opposition this season. Nevada also earns 38.5 rebounds, 15.1 assists, 3.7 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game this season.
New Mexico scores 78.6 points per game this season on 47.8% FG shooting. New Mexico’s leading scorer is G JaQuan Lyle, as he averages 15.6 PPG this season. The Lobos allow 76.1 points per game to the opposition. New Mexico also earns 35.7 rebounds, 15.3 assists, 2.9 blocks, and 7.9 steals per game.
Nevada is 16-10 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. Nevada is also 4-5 ATS on the road so far this season. New Mexico is 12-15 ATS this season and 3-7 ATS in their last ten games. New Mexico is also 8-8 ATS at home so far this season.
We have two teams in two different directions at the moment. Nevada has won three straight while New Mexico has lost four of five straight up. I like Nevada in this one, and I especially like that this is a small number to lay with the much better team. Nevada -1.5 is the play.