A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the Colorado Buffaloes (6-1), who will be 8-point favorites when they challenge the New Mexico Lobos (3-5) at Coors Events Center. The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 153 points and it will air on Pac-12 Network at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
New Mexico Lobos at Colorado Buffaloes Betting Odds
Both teams fell in their last outing. The Buffaloes fell to the Colorado State Rams, 72-63, while the Lobos were defeated by the UTEP Miners, 88-76.
New Mexico held UTEP to an offensive rebounding percentage of 6.9 (below their season average of 21.6) while Colorado had a better turnover percentage (13.0 vs. 15.2). McKinley Wright IV played a pivotal role for Colorado with 19 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Sam Logwood played well for New Mexico, contributing 22 points and seven rebounds.
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Colorado in this showdown. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Buffaloes rank 86th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.3 percent), while New Mexico ranks 194th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.9 percent).
Games featuring the Lobos tend to finish under the total (71.4 percent). New Mexico heads into the game with records of 3-5 straight up (SU) and 3-4 against the spread (ATS).
Unlike New Mexico, Buffaloes games have typically finished over the O/U total (57.1 percent). Colorado is 6-1 SU, but they are just 3-4 ATS.
New Mexico Lobos vs. Colorado Buffaloes Odds Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – New Mexico, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
New Mexico ranks 117th in steals per game (6.6) while Colorado ranks 271st (4.9).
The Buffaloes average 13.7 assists per game, which ranks 152nd in the nation. The Lobos rank 224th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
New Mexico averages 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 131st in the NCAA. Colorado ranks 177th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
The Buffaloes rank 181st in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while the Lobos rank 289th (17.9).
Colorado ranks 81st in rebounds per game (37.7) while New Mexico ranks 157th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).