Colorado at New Mexico College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/11/2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Colorado Buffaloes head to Dreamstyle Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 4.5 point favorites.
Colorado heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.3 as they are averaging 85.1 points per contest while giving up 68.9 per game. New Mexico has an overall record of 4-3. They are averaging 80.7 points per game and surrendering 86.1, good for a point differential of -5.4.
Valuable Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-3-0 against the spread this season
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 2-5-0 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 6-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
10/18/18 F Dallas Walton ACL is out for season
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
11/13/18 F Carlton Bragg Eligibility eligible to return Dec 16
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
McKinley Wright IV comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Tyler Bey averages 12.1 points per contest in 21.9 minutes per game. He averages 0.3 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Anthony Mathis scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 1.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Vance Jackson averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado averages 85.1 points per contest, which is 19th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 72nd in the nation. They average 39.9 boards per contest and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 49th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 170th with 13.5 per game. The Buffaloes allow 68.9 points per contest, which is 118th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 173rd and 67th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 8.3 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 211th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 64th in the nation with 80.7 points per contest this season. They are 222nd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -5.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 41st in the NCAA. They are 312th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.7 boards per contest and 259th in assists per game with 12.4. The Lobos are 62nd in turnovers per contest with 15.3. The Lobos give up 86.1 points per game, which ranks them 349th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 332nd and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 300th with 15.1 dimes allowed per game and 288th with 38.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Lobos are 232nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Buffaloes are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.8. In terms of pace they are 68th in the country with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 38th. As a team they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Colorado is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 100th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 176th. They are 21st in D-1 in pace with 76.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 146th. As a unit they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 42nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado -4.5
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