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Boise State vs New Mexico Pick & Preview: Friday, January 20th Betting Odds

Broncos vs Lobos Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Boise State Broncos at New Mexico Lobos
  • Where: Albuquerque at The Pit
  • Date: Friday, January 20th
  • Betting Odds: Boise State +2.5, BOISE +119 | NMX -148 O/U 144.5

Broncos Preview:

Boise State will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-4. So far, the Broncos have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 5-3. For the season, Boise State has been the underdog in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 6-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Broncos being +2.5 point underdogs.

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Tyson Degenhart comes into today’s game as the Broncos’ leading scorer at 13.63 points per contest. Not only has Degenhart been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boise State’s top rebounder at 5.79 boards per contest. Behind Degenhart, the team has benefited from the strong play of Max Rice, who is second on the team in scoring at 13.11 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.6% of his shots and is adding 4.74 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Boise State this season, as they are currently ranked 279th in college basketball at 68.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Broncos’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.8%, placing them 192nd in the NCAA.

Lobos Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Boise State, the New Mexico Lobos will be taking the floor for the 20th time this season and have an overall record of 17-2. So far this season, New Mexico has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-1. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Lobos as the -2.5 point favorites. The Lobos have been favored 15 times, going 13-2 straight up.

New Mexico’s leading scorer this season is Jamal Mashburn JR, who is averaging 18.26 points per contest. So far, JR has accounted for 22.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.26 rebounds per game and 1.74 assists. Jaelen House is the second leading scorer for the Lobos, averaging 17.42 points per game. Between him and House, they are accounting for 43.6% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, New Mexico is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.7% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: New Mexico Lobos -2.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the New Mexico Lobos to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although New Mexico as a team is just 262nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Broncos’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Lobos to come out on top and cover.

 


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