Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Lobos come into this game with an overall record of 14-9 and a road record of 4-4. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Aggies have an overall record of 11-11 and a home record of 7-5. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 7-12 against the spread.
Elijah Brown comes into this contest averaging 20.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lobos. He pulls down 5.6 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 87%. Tim Williams averages 17.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for New Mexico. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Chris Smith averages 14.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Aggies. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Jalen Moore averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
New Mexico averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 75th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game which ranks them 105th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 337th with 15.3 per game. The Lobos allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 184th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 60th and 42nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 220th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in the Division 1.
Utah State averages 71.3 points per game this year which ranks them 197th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 50th in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 248th and 147th respectively. In the turnover department the Aggies rank 102nd with 12 per game. The Aggies allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 195th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 271st and 325th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 255th place in the nation. The Aggies force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in college basketball.
The Lobos average 74.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 82 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 106.2 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Mexico turns the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Lobos give up 78.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Aggies score 74.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5 points per game. The Aggies have a rating on offense of 105.3 and 54% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Utah State turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Aggies give up 69.2 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 11-8 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 11-9 against the over/under
Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 7-12 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 11-8 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
Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/12/15 F David Collette Personal quit the team
01/18/16 F Grayson Moore Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico
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