New Mexico vs Nevada predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Nevada -8
The New Mexico Lobos head to Lawlor Events Center to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Nevada as 8 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 80.3 points per contest while giving up 74.5 per game. Nevada has an overall record of 12-8. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 3.5.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 8-11-1 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 13-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Nevada Wolf Pack are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/22/19 G JJ Caldwell Suspension is out indefinitely
01/24/20 G Drue Drinnon Transferred has left team
01/24/20 G Vance Jackson Knee is questionable Saturday vs Nevada
01/24/20 G JaQuan Lyle Knee is questionable Saturday vs Nevada
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Key Nevada Wolf Pack Injuries
No key injuries to report
JaQuan Lyle comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Corey Manigault averages 12.0 points per contest in 23.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jalen Harris scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jazz Johnson averages 17.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 80.3 points per contest, which is 19th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 5th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 180th in the nation. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 142nd and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 35th with 15.6 per game. The Lobos allow 74.5 points per contest, which is 295th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 221st and 223rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd, and they allow 16.3 assists per game which puts them in 336th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nevada is 105th in the nation with 74.5 points per contest this season. They are 211th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 3.5. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the NCAA. They are 104th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.3 boards per contest and 80th in assists per game with 14.6. The Wolf Pack are 295th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Wolf Pack give up 71.0 points per game, which ranks them 223rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 49th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 272nd with 37.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Wolf Pack are 12th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Lobos have an offensive rating of 108.1, which is ranked 52nd. They are 26th in college basketball in pace with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 17th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 280th in D-1. New Mexico is 50th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions.
Nevada is 288th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Wolf Pack have an offensive rating of 104.1, which is ranked 123rd. They are 94th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 113th. As a unit they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in the country.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Nevada college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Mexico +8
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