Arizona at New Mexico College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
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The Arizona Wildcats travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 15 point favorites.
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Arizona heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 84.0 points per contest while giving up 73.9 per game. New Mexico has an overall record of 3-7. They are averaging 80.7 points per game and surrendering 76.2, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 3-7 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 6-3 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 3-5 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 2-6 against the over/under this year
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
12/15/17 G Emmanuel Akot Knee is "?" Saturday vs New Mexico
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/08/17 F Sam Logwood Personal is out indefinitely
11/24/17 F Connor MacDougall Ankle is out indefinitely
Allonzo Trier averages 22.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. DeAndre Ayton averages 20.5 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Sam Logwood averages 14.9 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Chris McNeal averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona averages 84.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 37th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 78th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 153rd and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.7 per game. The Wildcats allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 214th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 174th and 248th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 233rd place in college basketball. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 79th in the country with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 297th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in college basketball. They are 244th in the nation in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 79th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Lobos are 151st in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Lobos surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 255th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 236th and 217th in those defensive statistics. They rank 215th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 340th with 41.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 345th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 20.3 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 22nd in the nation in offensive rating with 116.7, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 221st. In terms of pace they are 185th in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 24th. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 276th in Division 1. Arizona is 233rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 156th in the nation.
New Mexico is 226th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 211th in the nation. The Lobos are 204th in the country in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 132nd. In terms of pace they are 12th in Division 1 with 77.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 234th. As a team they are 220th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 13th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arizona/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico +15
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