New Mexico vs Boise State Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/23/2020
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Taco Bell Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Boise State -9.5
The New Mexico Lobos travel to Taco Bell Arena to play the Boise State Broncos on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 9.5 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-11. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 76.6 per game. Boise State has an overall mark of 18-10. They are averaging 77.0 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 10-16-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 17-9-1 against the over/under
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 17-10-0 against the spread
The Boise State Broncos are 14-13-0 against the over/under
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
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Manigault averages 12.5 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. JaQuan Lyle comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Justinian Jessup averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 95%. Derrick Alston averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 322nd in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 289th and 286th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 206th, and they give up 16.5 assists per contest which puts them in 341st place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in the nation. New Mexico averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 192nd in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 160th and 32nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 61st with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Broncos surrender 69.4 points per contest, which ranks them 178th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 270th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 60th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Broncos are 221st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Boise State is 39th in the country with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 72nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in the nation. They are 246th in the country in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 177th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Broncos are 248th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Lobos have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 70th. They are 32nd in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 47th. As a unit they are 35th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in D-1. New Mexico is 112th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Boise State is 245th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Broncos are 64th in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 129th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 52nd. As a team they are 31st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 68th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Boise State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boise State -9.5
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