New Mexico vs Fresno State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State -7.5
The New Mexico Lobos travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 7.5 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 79.0 points per contest while giving up 75.9 per game. Fresno State has an overall record of 7-14. They are averaging 68.2 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 8-13-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 15-7-0 against the over/under
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 8-11-1 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 13-7-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/22/19 G JJ Caldwell Suspension is out indefinitely
01/29/20 G Vance Jackson Knee is questionable
01/29/20 G JaQuan Lyle Suspension is OUT
01/24/20 G Drue Drinnon Transferred has left team
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Manigault comes into this contest averaging 12.0 points per game while playing 23.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Carlton Bragg Jr. averages 12.6 points per game in 26.9 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%.
Nate Grimes averages 12.7 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. New Williams averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 169th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 50th with 15.0 per game. The Lobos allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 313th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 264th and 275th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 340th place in Division 1. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 255th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Fresno State is 265th in the country with 68.2 points per game this year. They are 297th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 202nd in the nation. They are 115th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 285th in assists per contest with 11.8. The Bulldogs are 240th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Bulldogs surrender 67.7 points per contest, which ranks them 135th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 160th and 252nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 131st with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 110th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 15th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game.
The Lobos have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 66th. They are 32nd in college basketball in pace with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 34th. As a unit they are 18th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in D-1. New Mexico is 79th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 200th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 149th in the country in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 340th in Division 1 with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 224th. As a team they are 228th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 12th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State -7.5
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