Utah State at New Mexico NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Utah State Aggies head to Dreamstyle Arena to take on the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 8 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 79.1 points per contest while giving up 65.5 per game. New Mexico has an overall mark of 9-10. They are averaging 77.3 points per contest and giving up 76.7, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 11-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 6-12-0 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 9-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Sam Merrill comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 33.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Neemias Queta averages 11.0 points per contest in 24.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 8.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Anthony Mathis scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Vance Jackson averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State averages 79.1 points per contest, which is 56th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 53rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 174th in the nation. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 144th with 13.6 per game. The Aggies allow 65.5 points per contest, which is 39th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 181st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 43rd place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 88th in the nation with 77.3 points per contest this season. They are 233rd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 97th in the NCAA. They are 138th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 128th in assists per game with 14.3. The Lobos are 60th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Lobos give up 76.7 points per game, which ranks them 286th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 279th and 275th in those defensive statistics. They rank 328th with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 268th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Lobos are 214th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 61st in the nation in offensive rating with 110.4. In terms of pace they are 105th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 80th. As a team they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 230th in Division 1. Utah State is 147th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 90th 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 103.8, which is ranked 181st. They are 33rd in D-1 in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 172nd. As a unit they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State -8
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