Fresno State at New Mexico NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Fresno State Bulldogs travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 4.5 point favorites.
Fresno State comes into this game with an overall record of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. New Mexico has an overall mark of 11-13. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 76.2, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 9-14-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Braxton Huggins comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Deshon Taylor averages 16.1 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Anthony Mathis averages 15.4 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Vance Jackson averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State averages 76.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 94th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 108th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 35th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 156th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 194th with 13.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 61st place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 87th in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 257th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They are 134th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 156th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Lobos are 63rd in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Lobos surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 285th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 269th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 307th with 15.1 assists allowed per contest and 312th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 238th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 109.6, which is ranked 65th. They are 194th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 44th. As a unit they are 50th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in D-1. Fresno State is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 104th 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 102.8, which is ranked 198th. They are 20th in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 189th. As a unit they are 176th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 38th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Fresno State/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico +4.5
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