New Mexico Lobos vs New Mexico State Aggies Prediction, 11/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Location: Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM
The New Mexico State Aggies (5-1) host the New Mexico Lobos (4-3) at Pan American Center on Tuesday.
The New Mexico Lobos played Towson and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-58 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Lobos ended up walking away with 21 and Towson totaled 13 fouls. They knocked down 9 out of their 22 attempts from 3-point land. Towson went 69.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 23 attempts. Furthermore, Towson snagged 42 boards (11 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Towson earned 12 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Regarding the defense, New Mexico allowed their opponent to shoot 47.1% from the floor on 24 of 51 shooting. They also dished out 9 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 26 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lobos converted 10 of 13 shots for a percentage of 76.9%. New Mexico ended the game having earned a 32.3% field goal percentage (20 out of 62) and knocked down 8 out of their 25 3-point shots.
Jamal Mashburn is one player who played a role in this matchup. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 1 assist. He played for 39 mins played and snagged 3 rebounds. He walked away with 26 points on 9 of 18 shooting.
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New Mexico heads into this one with a win-loss record of 4-3 so far this season. They are turning it over 13.1 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.0 personal fouls every game. As a unit, New Mexico is pulling in 31.3 rebounds per game and has 86 assists on the season, which is 181st in the country in terms of passing. The Lobos are shooting 39.0% on shots from beyond the arc (60 of 154) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They average 80.1 pts per game (55th in the country) while connecting on 46.6% from the floor.
Defensively, the Lobos are forcing their opponents into 17.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 fouls. They give up 37.2% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 313th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (77.1). The Lobos defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (190 of 423) and they surrender 40.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 314th in D-1 in giving up assists with 100 surrendered for the season.
When they last played, the New Mexico State Aggies took home the win by a final score of 94-67 when they played New Mexico Highlands. The Aggies collected 26 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for this game. They gave up possession 13 times, while recording 11 steals in the game. New Mexico Highlands was called for 19 fouls for the contest which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a rate of 56.3%. Regarding three-point attempts, New Mexico State knocked down 15 out of their 40 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Aggies ended up going 35 out of 67 from the field which had them shooting 52.2%. The Aggies permitted New Mexico Highlands to knock down 25 of 60 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.7% in this matchup. They finished 30.8% from distance by shooting 8 out of 26 and finished the game at 9 out of 11 from the free throw line (81.8%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, New Mexico State allowed New Mexico Highlands to pull down 23 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Johnny McCants ended up being a major contributor for the Aggies for the matchup. He converted 7 of 11 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and had 7 rebounds. He totaled 18 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
New Mexico State has a mark of 5-1 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Aggies are shooting 46.7% from the floor, which ranks 90th in the country. New Mexico State has tallied 446 pts this season (74.3 per contest) and they collect 36.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.8 times per contest (101st in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per game. The Aggies commit 14.7 fouls every game while shooting 70.2% from the free throw line.
The Aggies are ranked 155th in D-1 in points given up per game with 67.3. They are able to force 10.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (152nd in college basketball). The New Mexico State defense surrenders 31.7% on 3-point shots (46 of 145) and their opponents are making 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 12.2 assists and 30.0 total boards per game, which is 156th and 30th in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico State
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