NCAAB - Exposing the Top 25

Jesse Schule | Jan 22, 2013 | ARCHIVE

Most Underrated Top 25 Team - New Mexico Lobos (16-2, 9-7-1 ATS) 

The Lobos have faced three top 25 teams so far this season, and they have won each of those games against Connecticut, Cincinnati and UNLV. Despite the fact that they rank among the worst shooting teams in the nation, hitting just 41.6 percent of their shots from the field, they have been a good bet. The Lobos have cashed a winning ticket, covering the points in four of their last five games. 

They have a tough challenge coming up this weekend, as they face the San Diego State Aztecs at the Aztec Bowl on Saturday. They might be catching the Aztecs at a good time though, as San Diego State is coming off back to back losses, and Starting G Xavier Thames remains questionable for their next game. 

 
Most Overrated Top 25 Team - San Diego State Aztecs (14-4, 7-6 ATS)  

The Aztecs are coming off consecutive losses to unranked teams, losing 82-75 at home against UNLV on January 16, and then falling 58-45 at Wyoming just three days later. San Diego State is one of the poorest shooting teams in the country, ranking 158th, hitting just 43.6 percent from the field. 

The Aztecs will look to avoid a third consecutive loss to a top 25 team this Saturday as they take on the New Mexico Lobos at home. They lost earlier this season to Syracuse and Arizona in their only two games against ranked opponents. 


Unranked Team That Should Be Ranked – Miami Florida ( 13-3, 10-3 ATS) 

The Hurricanes are coming off five wins in a row, three of those on the road. They covered the spread in four of those five victories, and they have been a great bet all season, with a record of 13-3 ATS. 

Miami will host #1 ranked Duke on Wednesday, and the Hurricanes are getting just three points in that game. The Hurricanes are getting respect from the books against the nation's top team, perhaps because they have covered the points in 10 of their last 13 home games.

They will also be tested next week when they take on the Wolfpack in North Carolina.