Nevada vs. New Mexico 3/9/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico Lobos
Date & Time: 3/9/2022, 7:00 PM UTC
Location: Thomas & Mack Center
Address: Paradise, NV
Latest Odds: NEV -4.5 ; O/U 151

The New Mexico Lobos play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Wednesday in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada New Mexico finished the regular season 13-18 overall and 5-12 in MWC play. The Lobos defeated UNLV 76-67 in the final game of the regular season on Saturday. Jaelen House was the leading scorer for New Mexico with 27 points.

Jamal Mashburn Jr is the leading scorer for New Mexico with an average of 18.3 points per game, while Jaelen House is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 16.9 points and 4.4 assists per game. Jay Allen-Tovar is the leading rebounder with an average of 5.1 rebounds per game. Only two players for New Mexico are averaging double-figures in scoring and the Lobos as a team are scoring an average of 74.3 points per game.

Nevada completed its regular season 12-17 overall and 6-12 in MWC play. The Wolf Pack were defeated by the San Diego State Aztecs 79-78 in the final game of their regular-season last Saturday. Grant Sherfield was the leading scorer for Nevada with 30 points but the Wolfpack managed to shoot just 37.7% overall. Nevada lost each of its final four. 

Grant Sherfield is leading Nevada in scoring and assists with averages of 18.5 points and 6.5 assists per game, while Desmond Cambridge Jr is the second leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 16.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Five players for Nevada are averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Wolf Pack is scoring an average of 72.4 points per game.

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Betting Trends

  • New Mexico is 2-4 ATS in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Lobos last 7
  • Nevada is 3-5 ATS in its last 8
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Wolf Pack’s last 8
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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: New Mexico Lobos +4.5

In the only game these two played during the regular season Nevada defeated New Mexico 79-70 but failed to cover the number as 11.5-point chalk. However, Nevada has struggled down the stretch losing each of his last four straight up and the Wolfpack are just 2-2 ATS over that stretch. Nevada's defense is giving up too much, allowing an average of 73.8 points per game and will face a New Mexico offense that is scoring an average of 74.3 points per game. Final Score Prediction, New Mexico Lobos win and cover ATS 77-75.

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