New Mexico vs UNLV Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV -3
The New Mexico Lobos travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UNLV as 3 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 80.1 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. UNLV has an overall mark of 10-9. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 7-10-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 12-6-0 against the over/under
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 10-9-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/22/19 G JJ Caldwell Suspension is out indefinitely
01/17/20 G Vance Jackson Knee is doubtful
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
01/15/20 G Elijah Mitrou-Long Thumb is out Wednesday vs San Jose State
JaQuan Lyle comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% 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%.
Amauri Hardy averages 14.9 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Bryce Hamilton averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 199th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 140th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 15.9 per game. The Lobos allow 74.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 288th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 253rd and 248th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 16.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 335th place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 212th in the country with 70.4 points per game this year. They are 219th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 254th in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game, and 248th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Runnin' Rebels are 63rd in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Runnin' Rebels surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 226th in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 30.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Runnin' Rebels are 74th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Lobos have an offensive rating of 108.2, which is ranked 51st. They are 33rd in college basketball in pace with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 20th. As a unit they are 10th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in D-1. New Mexico is 45th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions.
UNLV is 60th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions. The Runnin' Rebels are 137th in the country in offensive rating with 103.6. In terms of pace they are 334th in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 202nd. As a team they are 162nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 109th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UNLV -3
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