Nevada at New Mexico College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Nevada Wolf Pack travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 13.5 point favorites.
Nevada comes into this game with an overall record of 14-0. They currently have a point differential of 15.9 as they are averaging 82.0 points per game while giving up 66.1 per contest. New Mexico has an overall mark of 7-6. They are averaging 78.5 points per contest and giving up 77.3, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 8-4-1 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 4-8-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/12/18 G Lindsey Drew Hip is out for season
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Jordan Caroline averages 18.4 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 9.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Caleb Martin comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Vance Jackson averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 55%. Anthony Mathis averages 15.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wolf Pack allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 42nd and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 219th, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the NCAA. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the nation. Nevada averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 182nd in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 86th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 346th with 9.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 291st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 273rd and 213th in those defensive statistics. They rank 275th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 303rd with 38.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 242nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. New Mexico is 85th in the country with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 237th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 154th in the country in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 134th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Lobos are 58th in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 116.1, which is ranked 18th. They are 178th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 102nd. As a unit they are 51st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Nevada is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 98th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 184th. They are 31st in D-1 in pace with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 180th. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 41st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nevada/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico +13.5
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