Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to McKale Center to play the Arizona Wildcats on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
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The Lobos come into this game with an overall record of 7-4 and a road record of 0-2. They are 3-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3. The Wildcats have an overall record of 10-2 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 6-6 against the spread.
Tim Williams comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Lobos. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Elijah Brown averages 16 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for New Mexico. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Rawle Alkins averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
New Mexico averages 77.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 77th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 301st in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 246th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 208th with 14 per game. The Lobos allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 159th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 158th and 306th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 257th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in Division 1.
Arizona averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 158th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 77th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 94th in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 116th and 196th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 78th with 12.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 71st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 63rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in college basketball.
The Lobos average 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 109.7 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. New Mexico turns the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Lobos give up 81.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 78.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 109.5 and 50.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Arizona turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.4%. The Wildcats give up 60 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59 points per game in their past 3 contests.
New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 3-5 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 5-3 against the over/under
Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 6-6 against the spread
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-6 against the over/under
New Mexico Lobos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/05/16 G Allonzo Trier Eligibility out indefinitely
12/01/16 G Parker Jackson-Cartwright Ankle out indefinitely
11/17/16 G Dylan Smith Concussion out indefinitely
11/11/16 F Talbott Denny Knee out for season
11/08/16 F Ray Smith Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona
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