UTEP at New Mexico College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The UTEP Miners travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico as 14 point favorites.
UTEP comes into this game with an overall record of 2-2. They currently have a point differential of -6.5 as they are averaging 67.8 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. New Mexico has an overall mark of 2-1. They are averaging 90.3 points per contest and giving up 88.3, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 0-2-0 against the spread
The UTEP Miners are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 1-2-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Evan Gilyard comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 50%. Efe Odigie averages 15.8 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Corey Manigault averages 18.7 points per game while playing 23.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Vance Jackson averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
UTEP averages 67.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 301st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -6.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 105th in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 274th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 17.5 per game. The Miners allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 236th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 9.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 41st place in Division 1. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 14th in the country with 90.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in Division 1 in shooting at 54%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 45% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the nation. They are 293rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.0 boards per game, and 189th in assists per contest with 13.7. The Lobos are 11th in turnovers per game with 18.3. The Lobos surrender 88.3 points per contest, which ranks them 346th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 304th and 327th in those defensive statistics. They rank 281st with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 185th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 180th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Miners have an offensive rating of 91.2, which is ranked 319th. They are 87th in college basketball in pace with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 241st. As a unit they are 278th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 267th in D-1. UTEP is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 21st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.3 times per 100 possessions. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 114.3, which is ranked 59th. They are 17th in D-1 in pace with 79.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 65% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 67% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UTEP/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico -14
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