BYU vs New Mexico Preview and Free Pick

BYU Cougars (20-1, 5-0) vs New Mexico Lobos (18-3, 4-2)
When: Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Where: The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 9:00 MT
TV: Mountain West Sports Network
Opening Line: BYU -1.5

BYU Last 3 Games New Mexico Last 3 Games
W 71-69 @ San Diego State W 82-64 vs Colorado State
W 81-66 vs Wyoming W 73-50 @ Air Force
W 91-47 vs Colorado State W 70-68 @ Wyoming

Recent Meetings
2/17/09 – BYU 73, New Mexico 62
1/17/09 – New Mexico 81, BYU 62

A big Mountain West Conference showdown tonight between the BYU Cougars and New Mexico Lobos from The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Cougars are one of the hottest teams in the country right now, reeling off 15 wins in a row. Jimmer Fredette is the undisputed leader of this BYU team. He averages over 20 points per game while shooting just under 50% from the field and 45% from 3-point range. He’s coming off a huge 33 point effort in helping BYU to a 71-69 win at San Diego State to keep their winning streak alive. BYU is shooting 50% for the year as a team while holding their opposition to under 40%. New Mexico is more of a balanced team. They have 4 players averaging double-digits led by Darington Hobson’s 15.3 points per game and 8.1 rebounds. The Lobos are 11-1 at home and 8-3 ATS. They have one of the best home court advantages in the country. BYU has a better team, but I believe Steve Alford will have his Lobos ready for this game. Lobos win a tight and exciting contest.

Pick: New Mexico Pickem