Wolfpack vs. Lobos Prediction
The sixth-ranked Nevada Wolfpack have won their first 14 games this season entering a Mountain West Conference road showdown tonight at the New Mexico Lobos. Is Nevada a strong bet to make it 15 in a row in this spot?
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Dreamstyle Arena at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wolfpack are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 157 points. As of Saturday morning, 52 percent ofu public bets are siding with host New Mexico. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Wolfpack cruises past Aggies
Nevada earned a 72-49 home victory Wednesday night over Utah State in its MWC opener to move to 14-0 on the season. The Wolfpack outscored the Aggies 37-24 in the second half to pull away. Jordan Caroline paced the Wolfpack with 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point range plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 12 rebounds and dished out seven assists. Cody Martin accounted for 14 points, seven boards, six assists and four steals. Tre’Shawn Thurman tallied 14 points, four caroms, three steals and three blocked shots. Jazz Johnson added 10 points, three steals and two rebounds off the bench. Nevada shot 24-of-61 from the floor, 7-of-29 from 3-point distance and 17-of-20 from the free throw line in the winning effort.
Lobos win conference opener
New Mexico moved to 7-6 on the season Wednesday night at Air Force in its Mountain West opener. The Lobos led 38-29 at halftime en route to the win and shot 23-of-53 from the floor, 9-of-26 from 3-point range and 10-of-16 from the charity stripe. Anthony Mathis led New Mexico with 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also tallied three assists and two steals. Vance Jackson contributed 14 points off the bench plus six rebounds and two assists. Makuach Maluach accounted for 12 points, seven boards and two dimes. Dane Kuiper added 10 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Wolfpack are 4-1-1 ATS in their last four road games. Nevada is 34-15-3 ATS in its last 52 games following an ATS win.
The Lobos are 5-1 ATS in their last six games versus the Mountain West Conference. New Mexico is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games overall.
Nevada has crushed its last two opponents and is clicking on all cylinders right now with its veteran core. With a top-notch offense, the Wolfpack are facing a New Mexico team today outside the top 200 in adjusted defensive efficiency. Good luck with that. Prior to today, the best team the Lobos have played this season was St. Mary’s on a neutral court. That ended in an 85-60 loss. Expect another bad loss today.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NEVADA WOLFPACK -15