UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/15/2020
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: New Mexico -1.5
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico as 1.5 point favorites.
UNLV comes into this game with an overall record of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 71.1 per contest. New Mexico has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 78.8 points per game and surrendering 76.1, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 12-14-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 10-14-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 17-8-0 against the over/under
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
02/13/20 F Donnie Tillman Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
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
Bryce Hamilton comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Amauri Hardy averages 14.1 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
JaQuan Lyle averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Corey Manigault averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 174th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 254th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 44th and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 140th with 13.7 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 187th and 262nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 49th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 288th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 20th in the country with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 18th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 190th in the nation. They are 159th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 33rd in assists per contest with 15.3. The Lobos are 58th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Lobos surrender 76.1 points per contest, which ranks them 315th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 276th and 279th in those defensive statistics. They rank 341st with 16.7 assists allowed per contest and 195th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 265th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game.
The Runnin' Rebels have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 134th. They are 306th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 239th. As a unit they are 219th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 96th in D-1. UNLV is 159th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
New Mexico is 96th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Lobos are 64th in the country in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 34th in Division 1 with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 31st. As a team they are 27th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 251st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UNLV/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico -1.5
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