New Mexico at New Mexico State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
Pan American Center
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The New Mexico Lobos head to Pan American Center to take on the New Mexico State Aggies on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico State as 6.5 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 51.5 as they are averaging 125.0 points per contest while giving up 73.5 per game. New Mexico State has an overall mark of 1-1. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 73.5, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 1-0 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 0-0 against the spread this season
The New Mexico State Aggies are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
11/16/17 F Connor MacDougall Ankle is "?" Friday vs. New Mexico State
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Troy Simmons averages 21.5 points per contest while playing 21 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is 100%. Chris McNeal averages 16.5 points per contest in 25 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 1.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 38%.
Zach Lofton scores 21.5 points per contest while playing 27 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Jemerrio Jones averages 15 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also brings in 14.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 125.0 points per contest this year, which is 1st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 51.5 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 45%, which is good for 25th in Division 1. They average 46.5 boards per contest and 30.5 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 34th with 18.0 per game. The Lobos allow 73.5 points per contest, which is 193rd in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 138th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 116th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 211th place in college basketball. They force 29.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico State is 170th in the country with 77.5 points per contest this season. They are 146th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 265th in Division 1. They are 61st in the country in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 164th in assists per game with 14.0. The Aggies are 321st in turnovers per contest with 9.5. The Aggies give up 73.5 points per game, which ranks them 194th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 239th and 247th in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 76th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 8th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 8.5 per contest this year.
The Lobos are 11th in the nation in offensive rating with 130.9, and their defensive rating of 77 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the country with 95.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 66% is 14th. As a team they are 11th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 68% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 28th in Division 1. New Mexico is 172nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 28.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 93rd in the nation.
New Mexico State is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 237th in the nation. The Aggies are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 112.3, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 260th. In terms of pace they are 282nd in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 169th. As a team they are 197th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 175th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/New Mexico State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Mexico +6.5
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