New Mexico vs Colorado State Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado State -2
The New Mexico Lobos travel to Moby Arena to play the Colorado State Rams on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado State as 2 point favorites.
New Mexico comes into this game with an overall record of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 80.6 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Colorado State has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 73.1 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 7-9-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important Colorado State Rams Betting Trends
The Colorado State Rams are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Colorado State Rams are 10-7-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/22/19 G JJ Caldwell Suspension is out indefinitely
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Key Colorado State Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
JaQuan Lyle comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Carlton Bragg Jr. averages 12.6 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Isaiah Stevens averages 12.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Nico Carvacho averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 46%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 80.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 197th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 105th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 15.6 per game. The Lobos allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 252nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 213th and 156th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 105th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 329th place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Colorado State is 136th in the country with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 74th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 198th in the nation. They are 183rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 50th in assists per contest with 15.4. The Rams are 143rd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Rams surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 216th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 118th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Lobos have an offensive rating of 109.2, which is ranked 36th. They are 40th in college basketball in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 20th. As a unit they are 8th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in D-1. New Mexico is 54th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions.
Colorado State is 136th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 168th in the country in offensive rating with 102. In terms of pace they are 201st in Division 1 with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 85th. As a team they are 86th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 150th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Colorado State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado State -2
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