Sports betting on New Mexico should be interesting to follow as the NCAA Tournament begins in a few weeks.
The Lobos are ranked #8 in the latest AP college basketball poll as Internet sports betting indicates and they have won their first conference title in 16 years. The Lobos beat TCU on Wednesday night to clinch the Mountain West Conference.
Sports betting did see New Mexico beat TCU although they did not cover the spread. Roman Martinez had 19 points on Senior Night and Darington Hobson had 29 points and 14 rebounds as sports betting had it. "It was something I’ll never forget," he said about the fans, "They were so loud several times during the game and again after the game. It’s truly a privilege to play here. We play for more than championships. We play for the state of New Mexico."
New Mexico has won 14 straight games and with the win over TCU clinched their first conference title since winning the WAC in 1994. The Lobos tied the school record for most wins in a season at 28 as Internet sports betting indicated. Head coach Steve Alford was very pleased, especially about the play of Martinez. "I’d say Ro, but I know who Ro is, and he’s definitely about the team first," Alford said. "So what we’ve done as a team definitely goes to the front of the line. We’ve said from year one that no player, no coach, is as important as the entire puzzle." While Martinez got the accolades, Hobson is New Mexico’s best player. He had his 12th double-double of the sports betting college hoops season and could be the conference player of the year.
The question in sports betting now becomes just how far can New Mexico go in the NCAA Tournament? Are they good enough to get into the Sweet Sixteen or will they fall victim to an Internet sports betting upset? If you look at the stats they could be in trouble in sports betting. They have a solid offense at 35th in the country but their defense simply isn’t very good. That usually spells trouble in the post-season both straight up and against the Internet sports betting odds. Hobson is a good player and Martinez is solid but New Mexico may not have the depth or the experience to make an NCAA Tourney run and impact sports betting results.