New Mexico at Boise State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Taco Bell Arena
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Taco Bell Arena to play the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 11 point favorites.
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New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-9. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 80.4 points per contest while giving up 75.5 per game. Boise State has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 65.6, which is a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 5-7 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Boise State Broncos are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
11/24/17 F Connor MacDougall Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chris McNeal averages 11.4 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Sam Logwood averages 13.4 points per game while playing 25.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Justinian Jessup averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Chandler Hutchison averages 17.5 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 277th and 228th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 309th, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 17.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 338th in college basketball. New Mexico averages 80.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 67th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 278th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 168th in D-1. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 231st and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 212th with 13.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 52nd with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 46th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season. Boise State is 89th in Division 1 with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 106th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the nation. They are 39th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 173rd in assists per contest with 14.1. The Broncos are 132nd in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Lobos are 186th in the country in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 135th. They are 37th in college basketball in pace with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 202nd. As a unit they are 173rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in D-1. New Mexico is 271st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 257th in the country.
Boise State is 126th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 34th in Division 1. The Broncos are 27th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.4, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 112th. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 47th. As a unit they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 35th in the country.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boise State -11
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