New Mexico at Nevada NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Lawlor Events Center
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Lawlor Events Center to play the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nevada as 21.5 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-12. 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. Nevada has an overall mark of 22-1. They are averaging 82.1 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 15.3.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 8-13-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 14-7-1 against the spread
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 8-13-1 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
12/12/18 G Lindsey Drew Hip is out for season
Anthony Mathis comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Vance Jackson averages 12.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Jordan Caroline averages 19.3 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Caleb Martin averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 93rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 244th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 146th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 154th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 71st with 14.5 per game. The Lobos allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 275th and 240th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 291st and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 309th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 25th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 75th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 15.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 181st in the nation. They are 98th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 44th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Wolf Pack are 348th in turnovers per game with 9.6. The Wolf Pack surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 46th and 78th in those defensive statistics. They rank 149th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 218th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wolf Pack are 184th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Lobos are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.5. In terms of pace they are 27th in the country with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 191st. As a team they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in Division 1. New Mexico is 103rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada is 351st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 115.7. In terms of pace they are 113th in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 63rd. As a team they are 37th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 66th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nevada -21.5
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