Prairie View A&M @ New Mexico
Current Records: Prairie View A&M 4-7; New Mexico 11-0
what to know
The New Mexico Lobos’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Prairie View A&M Panthers at 9 pm ET Dec. 20 at The Pit. New Mexico is out to keep their eight-game home win streak alive.
The Lobos were able to grind out a solid victory over the Iona Gaels on Sunday, winning 82-74. New Mexico can attribute much of their success to guard Jaelen House, who had 22 points and five assists, and guard KJ Jenkins, who had 17 points.
Meanwhile, Prairie View A&M was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 81-76 to the Montana Grizzlies.
New Mexico is the favorite in this one, with an expected 17.5-point margin of victory. If their 6-3-1 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.
New Mexico’s win brought them up to 11-0 while the Panthers’ loss pulled them down to 4-7. A couple of stats to keep an eye on: The Lobos rank 26th in college basketball when it comes to field goal percentage, with 49.30% on the season. Less enviably, Prairie View A&M has allowed their opponents to shoot 46.10% from the floor on average, which is the 29th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against Prairie View A&M.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 9 pm ET
- Where: The Pit — Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Follow: CBS Sports app
- Ticket cost: $15.00
The Lobos are a big 17.5-point favorite against the Panthers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 17.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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New Mexico won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
- Dec 22, 2017 – New Mexico 87 vs Prairie View A&M 78