New Mexico Lobos vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
Odds/Point Spread: New Mexico (+7.5)
The Fresno State Bulldogs (5-6) host the New Mexico Lobos (5-9) at Save Mart Center on Thursday. The line on this matchup has Fresno State as 7.5-point favorites. The total is set at 125.5.
New Mexico heads into this contest with a record of 5-9 for the campaign. The Lobos are hitting 26.3% on three-point attempts (63 of 240) and 61.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 64.3 pts per game (316th in D-1) while going 40.2% from the field. They turn it over 14.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.2 fouls every game. As a team, New Mexico is grabbing 39.3 rebounds per contest and has earned 172 assists for the season, which ranks 185th in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Lobos have forced 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They concede 34.5% on 3-pointers while they are 189th in the country in points per game allowed (70.6). The Lobos defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.7% (355 of 812) and they relinquish 35.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 255th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 195 relinquished so far this season.
The New Mexico Lobos took the court against the San Jose State Spartans and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-71 in their last contest. New Mexico wrapped up the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (31 out of 62) and converted 5 of 17 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Lobos knocked down 4 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 44.4%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 36 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 26 dimes in this game in addition to earning 3 steals and 6 blocked shots. In reference to defending, New Mexico allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 31 of 62 shooting. San Jose State totaled 14 dimes and had 10 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Spartans snagged 28 boards (9 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. San Jose State finished the game at 47.8% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 23 tries. They also knocked down 10 of 23 shots from long range.
Valdir Manuel is a player who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up finishing with 25 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 30 mins and snagged 7 boards. Manuel finished the contest at 60.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that played a role in this matchup for the Lobos was Saquan Singleton. He totaled 2 rebounds and had 11 assists. He ended up going 77.8% from the floor in this contest by shooting 7-of-9 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Singleton was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Fresno State has a record of 5-6 for the year. Fresno State has accounted for 764 points for the year (69.5 per contest) and they pull in 38.7 boards per contest. The Bulldogs are committing 17.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 62.4% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are connecting on 43.7% from the floor, which ranks them 219th in the country. They are assisting teammates 10.1 times per game (331st in the country) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 150th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.2. They are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (118th in D-1). The Fresno State defense gives up 33.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (90 of 266) and opponents are knocking down 76.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 12.1 dimes and 33.8 boards per contest, which ranks 120th and 118th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Fresno State Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 73-51 when they faced the Boise State Broncos. The Bulldogs earned 25 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the contest. They also stuffed 2 shots while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Broncos earned 14 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 71.4%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Fresno State buried 3 out of their 13 attempts (23.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs finished shooting 19 out of 50 from the field which had them sitting at 38.0%. The Bulldogs allowed the Broncos to bury 26 out of their 67 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.8% for the matchup. They finished 24.0% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 25 and ended up going 15 of 17 from the free throw line (88.2%). In the matter of rebounding, Fresno State allowed Boise State to grab 38 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Orlando Robinson ended up having an impact for the Bulldogs for the contest. He converted 6 out of 16 in this contest for a field goal rate of 37.5%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Robinson snagged 9 boards in his 32 minutes played and accounted for 2 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Fresno State was Jordan Campbell. He totaled 8 points in 24 minutes played via 2 out of 4 shooting for the contest. Campbell wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Fresno State (-7.5)
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