New Mexico at UNLV College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thomas & Mack Center
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The New Mexico Lobos head to Thomas & Mack Center to take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 7.5 point favorites.
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New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 79.1 points per contest while giving up 75.0 per game. UNLV has an overall record of 13-4. They are averaging 88.2 points per game and surrendering 75.2, good for a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 8-8 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 8-9 against the spread this season
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 15-2 against the over/under this year
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
01/16/18 F Troy Simons Disciplinary is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs UNLV
01/13/18 F Sam Logwood Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/16/18 F Anthony Smith Ankle missed last game, is "?" Wednesday vs New Mexico
Anthony Mathis averages 10.6 points per contest while playing 18.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Chris McNeal averages 10.8 points per contest in 26.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Brandon McCoy scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Shakur Juiston averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 79.1 points per contest this year, which is 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 270th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 175th in Division 1. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 277th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 12.8 per game. The Lobos allow 75.0 points per contest, which is 247th in the country. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 310th and 299th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 279th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 183rd place in college basketball. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 7th in the country with 88.2 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 56th in Division 1. They are 17th in the country in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 17.9. The Runnin' Rebels are 53rd in turnovers per contest with 15.1. The Runnin' Rebels give up 75.2 points per game, which ranks them 252nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 78th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 10.4 dimes allowed per game and 226th with 36.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Runnin' Rebels are 157th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Lobos are 176th in the country in defensive rating with 101.3, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 129th. They are 38th in college basketball in pace with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 178th. As a unit they are 152nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in D-1. New Mexico is 266th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 292nd in the country.
UNLV is 137th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 23rd in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels are 99th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 28th. They are 18th in D-1 in pace with 75.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 25th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 339th in the country.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico +7.5
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