Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Moby Arena to play the Colorado State Rams on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Lobos come into this game with an overall record of 16-11 and a road record of 4-6. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-10. The Rams have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 10-5. They have an over/under record of 15-8 and they are 9-14 against the spread.
Elijah Brown comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lobos. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Tim Williams averages 17.4 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for New Mexico. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
John Gillon averages 12.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Antwan Scott averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
New Mexico averages 77.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 108th and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 15.1 per game. The Lobos allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 71st and 46th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 61st and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 234th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 150th in the Division 1.
Colorado State averages 79 points per game this year which ranks them 35th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 245th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 119th in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 205th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 68th with 11.5 per game. The Rams allow 79.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 311th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 273rd and 270th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 145th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the nation. The Rams force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 333rd in college basketball.
The Lobos average 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 106 and they assist on 55.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Mexico turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.7%. The Lobos give up 78.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Rams score 81.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2 points per game. The Rams have a rating on offense of 111.2 and 50.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Colorado State turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.1%. The Rams give up 79.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81 points per game in their past 3 contests.
New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 12-11 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 14-10 against the over/under
Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 9-14 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 15-8 against the over/under
New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/11/15 C J.J. N'Ganga Achilles out for season
11/17/15 F Devon Williams Neck out for season
01/01/16 C Nikola Scekic Personal left the team
Colorado State Rams Injuries
12/19/15 G Gian Clavell Hand out for season
12/03/15 G Fred Richardson III Personal out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Mexico
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