Fresno State at New Mexico College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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The Fresno State Bulldogs head to Dreamstyle Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico as 1 point favorites.
Fresno State comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 77.4 points per game while giving up 68.1 per contest. New Mexico has an overall record of 16-14. They are averaging 81.9 points per game and surrendering 77.7, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 12-14 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 13-13 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 14-13 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
02/27/18 G Jaron Hopkins Foot is out for season
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Deshon Taylor averages 17.7 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Bryson Williams averages 13.5 points per contest in 28 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Antino Jackson scores 10.1 points per contest while playing 23.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Anthony Mathis averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State averages 77.4 points per contest this year, which is 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 22nd in Division 1. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 238th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 282nd with 11.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.1 points per contest, which is 71st in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 123rd and 264th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 74th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 196th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 34th in the country with 81.9 points per contest this season. They are 161st in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 68th in Division 1. They are 334th in the country in rebounding with 31.5 boards per contest and 43rd in assists per game with 16.0. The Lobos are 235th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Lobos give up 77.7 points per game, which ranks them 299th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 335th and 331st in those defensive statistics. They rank 201st with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 270th with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Lobos are 345th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 42nd in the nation in offensive rating with 112, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 67th. In terms of pace they are 236th in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 34th. As a team they are 41st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 318th in Division 1. Fresno State is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 117th in the nation.
New Mexico is 274th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 321st in the nation. The Lobos are 61st in the country in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 237th. In terms of pace they are 27th in Division 1 with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 66th. As a team they are 48th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 6th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State +1
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