New Mexico at Fresno State NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Save Mart Center
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The New Mexico Lobos head to Save Mart Center to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Fresno State as 12.5 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-11. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 76.7 points per contest while giving up 76.3 per game. Fresno State has an overall mark of 15-5. They are averaging 76.2 points per contest and giving up 66.1, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 7-12-0 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 9-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-8-0 against the spread this season
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 9-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
02/01/19 G Drue Drinnon Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Fresno State
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Mathis comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Vance Jackson averages 13.1 points per contest in 27.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Braxton Huggins scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Deshon Taylor averages 15.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 76.7 points per contest, which is 98th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 231st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 96th in the nation. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 70th with 14.8 per game. The Lobos allow 76.3 points per contest, which is 281st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 283rd and 297th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 274th, and they allow 15.8 assists per game which puts them in 327th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 109th in the nation with 76.2 points per contest this season. They are 142nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 42nd in the NCAA. They are 183rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 88th in assists per game with 14.8. The Bulldogs are 190th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Bulldogs give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 80th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 61st with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 117th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 244th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Lobos are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 43rd in the country with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 176th. As a team they are 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 41st in Division 1. New Mexico is 90th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 164th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 77th in the country in offensive rating with 108.6. In terms of pace they are 195th in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 65th. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Mexico +12.5
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