New Mexico at Wyoming Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Arena-Auditorium to play the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico as 4.5 point favorites.
New Mexico comes into this game with an overall record of 13-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.2 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 76.1 per contest. Wyoming has an overall record of 7-23. They are averaging 65.0 points per game and surrendering 75.1, good for a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 10-18-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 14-14-0 against the over/under
Important Wyoming Cowboys Betting Trends
The Wyoming Cowboys are 10-19-0 against the spread
The Wyoming Cowboys are 11-18-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Key Wyoming Cowboys Injuries
12/21/18 G Hunter Maldonado Back is out for season
12/11/18 G Nyaires Redding Suspension is out indefinitely
11/09/18 G Bradley Belt Redshirt is out for season
01/18/19 G Tariq Johnson Heart is out for season
01/11/19 F Austin Mueller Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Lwal Dung Personal has left team
Vance Jackson averages 12.4 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Anthony Mathis comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Hunter Thompson averages 8.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Justin James averages 21.6 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos allow 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 287th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 246th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd, and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 308th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 193rd in the nation. New Mexico averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 96th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 271st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 149th in D-1. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 76th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 51st with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cowboys surrender 75.1 points per contest, which ranks them 268th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 247th and 210th in those defensive statistics. They rank 294th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 307th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 84th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game. Wyoming is 329th in the country with 65.0 points per game this year. They are 311th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 191st in the nation. They are 340th in the country in rebounding with 30.6 boards per game and 345th in assists per contest with 10.1. The Cowboys are 78th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Lobos are 204th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the country with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 220th. As a team they are 189th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 46th in Division 1. New Mexico is 99th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Wyoming is 33rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys are 333rd in the country in offensive rating with 92.9. In terms of pace they are 154th in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 276th. As a team they are 237th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 66th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Wyoming college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Wyoming +4.5
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