At halftime, New Mexico holds a commanding lead of 38-24 against Nevada, positioning themselves favorably for a victory they were anticipated to secure tonight. With four consecutive wins behind them, New Mexico is poised to make it five, while the question lingers if Nevada can mount a comeback to spoil their streak.
The ongoing matchup at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, features two teams with impressive records: Nevada at 16-4 and New Mexico at 17-3. The game, scheduled for Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 10 p.m. ET, is available for viewing on Fox Sports 1, with online streaming options like fuboTV.
New Mexico, despite a historical disadvantage against Nevada with a 1-9 record since January 2019, has an opportunity to narrow the gap. Their focus will be on maintaining a ten-game home win streak alive.
In their recent victory against the Spartans, New Mexico demonstrated dominance, securing a 95-75 win. Donovan Dent played a pivotal role, contributing 17 points, six assists, and three steals. Jaelen House also made a significant impact with 18 points.
On the flip side, Nevada broke a three-game losing streak with a 77-64 win against the Rams. Jarod Lucas stood out with 28 points, while Kenan Blackshear added 20 points, five assists, and five rebounds.
New Mexico’s record now stands at 17-3, while Nevada improved to 16-4. The upcoming game promises a clash of shooting prowess, with New Mexico boasting a 47.9% success rate in shots per game, closely rivaled by Nevada’s 47.3%. The stage is set for a compelling showdown.
In their last encounter in February 2023, New Mexico suffered a narrow 77-76 loss to Nevada. The question looms whether New Mexico can avenge this defeat or if history will repeat itself.
According to the latest college basketball odds, New Mexico is a substantial 8-point favorite against Nevada. The over/under is set at 153.5 points, indicating expectations for a high-scoring game. Despite New Mexico opening as a 7-point favorite, the odds align closely with the oddsmakers’ predictions.
Examining the series history, Nevada has dominated, winning nine out of their last ten games against New Mexico. The most recent meeting in February 2023 was a closely contested affair, ending in a one-point victory for Nevada at 77-76.
As the second half unfolds, the outcome of this matchup will determine whether New Mexico can reverse the trend or if Nevada will continue their series dominance.