New Mexico at Nevada: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

New Mexico at Nevada: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Nathan J Fish/Sun News / USA TODAY NETWORK

Nevada Wolf Pack (6-5) vs New Mexico Lobos (7-6)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)

Betting Odds: Nevada Wolf Pack -12 -- Over/Under: 159 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Mexico Lobos and Nevada Wolfpack face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Lawlor Events Center.  When these two teams faced off in January of 2021 it was Nevada that won 84-74. 

New Mexico comes into this game with a 7-6 record overall and they have gone 7-4-1 against the spread. In the last game against Norfolk State the defense was good giving up only 54 points and that led to the defeat. New Mexico is averaging 79.5 points while their defense is giving up 76.9 points per game. Jamal Mashburn Jr has been the top player for New Mexico averaging 18.4 points while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three point line. Jaelen House has also been strong averaging 16.6 points while shooting 39.5 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Nevada Wolfpack who sit with a 6-5 record and they have gone 4-6 against the spread. In the last game against Kansas the offense really struggled scoring only 61 points while their defense gave up 88 points and that led to the loss. Nevada is averaging 77.5 points while their defense is giving up 75.6 points per game.Grant Sherfield has been the top player for Nevada averaging 19.6 points while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from the field. There are five different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game. 

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New Mexico is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games. New Mexico is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games played on Saturday. The under is 4-0 in Nevada’s last four games overall. The over is 4-0 in New Mexico’s last four road games. 

New Mexico has done a good job of covering spreads on the road and it’s going to happen again in this game. New Mexico has the offense to stay with Nevada and they are going to do plenty of scoring in this game. Back New Mexico against the spread.  In terms of the total there will be plenty of scoring and the over is going to cash.

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Shane’s Pick New Mexico +12

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