NCAA Tournament Sports Book Review Betting Tip New Mexico Lobos versus Long Beach St 49ers
The New Mexico state Lobos and the Long Beach St. 49ers will matchup today in Portland in their first game of the NCAA Tournament. The betting odds used today are from BetOnline sportsbook.
The Lobos are fresh off of winning not only Mountain West regular season title, but the conference title as well. Steve Alford’s team was an impressive 17-3 in the non-conference and features a 6-1 record in neutral site games. Even more impressive is that they are 4-2 in games vs. the top 25. New Mexico St. is led by the trio of Drew Gordon, Kendall Williams, and Tony Snell who all average in double figures. While the offensive numbers for the Lobos are impressive in averaging 73 points per game, their defense is their strength as they only allow a little over 60 points per game and allow only a low shooting percentage of 38%. The Lobos come into the tourney as a quality team who won a quality league in the Mountain West. Watch out for the Lobos.
The challenging out of conference that Long Beach State faced in the non-conference led to them winning the West Coast Conference regular season and conference championships this season. LBU was 5-1 in neutral site games and 0-4 vs. top 25 teams in playing that tough schedule. All-American candidate Casper Ware leads the 49ers averaging a little over 17 points per game. Long Beach St. could be affected however by second leading scorer Larry Anderson being questionable with an injury for this game. LBU averages 74 points per game and shoot an impressive 47 percent from the field. Coach Dan Monson is building up the Long Beach St. program in much the same way he brought Gonzaga on the scene in the mid-90’s.
New Mexico is an impressive 5-0 ATS in neutral site games this season and is 8-2 in their last 10 games ATS vs. teams with a winning record. Long Beach State is 7-3 ATS in their 10 neutral site games and 5-1 overall in their last 6 non-conference games.
With two high octane offenses the totals number of 133.5 seems particularly attractive in this one as the winner/loser of this game may be a tougher call because these teams are pretty much evenly matched. Before betting the over check out the best sports book review.