Saturday, February 18, 2017
Save Mart Center
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The New Mexico Lobos head to Save Mart Center to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Fresno State as 3 point favorites.
The Lobos come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 5-5. They are 10-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 15-11 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 13-8 against the spread.
Elijah Brown comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lobos. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Tim Williams averages 17.9 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for New Mexico. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Jaron Hopkins averages 13.4 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Paul Watson averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
New Mexico averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 96th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 50th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 233rd in the country. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 239th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 13.1 per game. The Lobos allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 196th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 154th and 287th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 65th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 276th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in Division 1.
Fresno State averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 137th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 103rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 164th and 236th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 215th with 13.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 80th and 101st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 134th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball.
The Lobos average 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 106.7 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. New Mexico turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.2%. The Lobos give up 76.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 77.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 103.4 and 48.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Fresno State turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.8%. The Bulldogs give up 68.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 10-13 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 11-12 against the over/under
Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 13-8 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 10-11 against the over/under
New Mexico Lobos Injuries
01/31/17 F Tim Williams Foot out indefinitely
01/07/17 G Xavier Adams Knee out for season
Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
12/16/16 G Darryl McDowell-White Eligibility out indefinitely
02/17/17 F Karachi Edo Ankle "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico -3
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