Colorado State at New Mexico Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/2/2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
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The Colorado State Rams travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado State as 2 point favorites.
Colorado State comes into this game with an overall record of 12-16. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 74.9 per contest. New Mexico has an overall mark of 11-16. They are averaging 76.0 points per contest and giving up 76.7, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 15-12-0 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 15-12-0 against the over/under
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 9-17-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
J.D. Paige averages 14.8 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Nico Carvacho comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 50%.
Vance Jackson averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Anthony Mathis averages 15.1 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 263rd in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 246th and 246th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 109th, and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 278th place in the NCAA. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the nation. Colorado State averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 104th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 93rd in D-1. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 231st and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 281st with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 294th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 245th and 225th in those defensive statistics. They rank 324th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 311th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 211th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. New Mexico is 96th in the country with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 268th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 149th in the nation. They are 86th in the country in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 158th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Lobos are 53rd in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 71st. They are 178th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 30th. As a unit they are 39th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 141st in D-1. Colorado State is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 98th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 102, which is ranked 219th. They are 20th in D-1 in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 219th. As a unit they are 196th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 44th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Colorado State/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico +2
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