New Mexico at San Diego State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Viejas Arena to play the San Diego State Aztecs on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego State as 6 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 78.1 points per contest while giving up 77.1 per game. San Diego State has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 74.8 points per game and surrendering 69.9, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 5-10-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 6-9-0 against the spread
The San Diego State Aztecs are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Mathis comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Vance Jackson averages 12.7 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Jalen McDaniels averages 15.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Devin Watson averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 83rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 156th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 88th with 14.6 per game. The Lobos allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 289th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 278th and 203rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 279th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 306th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 205th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State is 161st in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 169th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 54th in the nation. They are 202nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 76th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Aztecs are 241st in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Aztecs surrender 69.9 points per contest, which ranks them 142nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 154th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 103rd with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aztecs are 149th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Lobos are 162nd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9. In terms of pace they are 38th in the country with 74.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 166th. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 44th in Division 1. New Mexico is 115th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
San Diego State is 206th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Aztecs are 109th in the country in offensive rating with 107.6. In terms of pace they are 224th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 145th. As a team they are 105th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 149th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/San Diego State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego State -6
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