New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado Buffaloes Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado Buffaloes
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: CU Events Center in Boulder, CO
The Colorado Buffaloes (23-9 last year) will try to beat the New Mexico Lobos (6-16 last season) at CU Events Center on Saturday.
The New Mexico Lobos faced off with Florida Atlantic and notched a win by a score of 99-92 in their last contest. New Mexico walked away from the contest having earned a 53.0% field goal percentage (35 of 66) and made 12 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Lobos knocked down 17 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 73.9%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 24 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 15 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of defending, New Mexico allowed 49.2% from the floor on 32 of 65 shooting. Florida Atlantic earned 16 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Florida Atlantic collected 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Florida Atlantic finished the contest at 87.0% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 23 shots. They converted 8 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Lobos left the arena with 20 while Florida Atlantic had 24 personal fouls.
Jaelen House is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He accounted for 30 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He finished the contest at 52.6% from the field and earned 6 dimes.
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New Mexico will play this contest after finishing with a record of 6-16 last season. They had an average of 65.3 pts per contest (312th in D-1) while hitting 41.3% from the field. The Lobos shot 27.5% from downtown (105 of 382) and 59.9% from the free throw line. As a basketball team, New Mexico grabbed 38.1 rebounds per contest and sat with 277 assists last year, which ranked 242nd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a team committed 18.0 personal fouls per contest.
On defense, the Lobos were able to force 13.6 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.1 fouls. They gave up 34.1% from beyond the arc and they were ranked 218th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.7). The Lobos defense allowed an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (557 of 1,255) and they surrendered 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 193rd in D-1 in giving up assists with 319 relinquished throughout last season.
The last time they took the court, the Colorado Buffaloes took home the win by a final score of 94-90 against Montana State. In reference to team rebounding, Colorado permitted Montana State to pull down 26 in total (11 on the offensive side). They shot 40.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 of 30 and finished the game at 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). The Buffaloes permitted Montana State to knock down 33 of their 69 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.8% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Buffaloes ended up shooting 29 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.9%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Colorado converted 9 of 19 attempts (47.4%). They were able to make 27 of those for a rate of 73.0%. Montana State earned 26 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Buffaloes to the charity stripe for 37 attempts. They turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Buffaloes pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 35 in this game.
Keeshawn Barthelemy ended up being a factor for the Buffaloes for the matchup. He buried 6 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 4 rebounds. He had 19 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 5 dimes in this matchup.
Colorado had a win-loss mark of 23-9 last year. The Buffaloes committed 16.4 fouls per game and they shot 81.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists was at 13.6 times per game (137th in the nation) and they lost possession via turnover 11.4 times per game. Colorado earned 2,340 points last season (73.1 per game) and they grabbed 34.8 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Buffaloes hit 45.6% from the floor, which was ranked 94th in the country.
The Buffaloes on the defensive end were ranked 32nd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 63.8. They forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 42.1% from the floor (107th in college basketball). The Colorado defense conceded 33.3% on 3-pointers (204 of 612) and their opponents converted on 73.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquished 11.2 assists and 30.6 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 53rd and 22nd in D-1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Mexico
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