New Mexico State Aggies vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 12/6/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico State Aggies vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM
Dreamstyle Arena is the site where the New Mexico Lobos (5-3) will go up against the New Mexico State Aggies (6-2) on Monday.
The New Mexico State Aggies played UTEP and notched a win by a score of 72-69 in their last game. New Mexico State ended the game having earned a 56.6% field goal percentage (30 of 53) and converted 4 out of their 10 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Aggies buried 8 of their 13 attempts for a percentage of 61.5%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned a total of 26 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to the defense, New Mexico State allowed the other team to shoot 41.7% from the field on 25 of 60 shooting. UTEP recorded 7 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, UTEP grabbed 27 rebounds (9 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. UTEP ended up going 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 15 shots. They also made 7 out of their 19 shots from distance. Regarding fouls, the Aggies walked away with 10 while UTEP finished the game with 12 fouls.
Sir'Jabari Rice is one player who came through in the game. He ended up walking away with 19 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and snagged 5 rebounds. He shot 54.5% from the field and also earned 3 dimes.
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New Mexico State heads into this game with a win-loss record of 6-2 so far this season. They average 76.5 pts per game (108th in the nation) while connecting on 47.9% from the floor. The Aggies are hitting 36.2% on 3-point shots (77 of 213) and 71.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Mexico State is pulling down 35.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 113 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 152nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a team they commit 15.9 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Aggies are forcing their opponents into 9.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.6 fouls. They give up 33.2% on 3-point shots and they are 238th in the country in PPG from their opponents (71.8). The Aggies defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.1% (201 of 477) and they surrender 31.4 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 150th in the country in allowing assists with 95 conceded on the year.
In their last game, the New Mexico Lobos got the victory with a final of 101-94 when they played New Mexico State. The Lobos snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this contest. They turned it over 9 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. New Mexico State had 29 personal fouls in the game which got the Lobos to the free throw line for 42 shots. They were able to make 35 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, New Mexico converted 8 out of their 20 tries (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Lobos finished shooting 29 out of 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.8%. The Lobos allowed New Mexico State to make 29 out of their 62 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.8% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 29.0% from 3-point land by going 9 of 31 and ended up going 27 of 35 at the free throw line (77.1%). In the matter of team rebounding, New Mexico permitted New Mexico State to snag 31 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Jaelen House was important for the Lobos for this game. He recorded 29 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 5 dimes in the matchup. He buried 8 out of 18 in this contest for a rate of 44.4%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
New Mexico has a record of 5-3 for the season. The Lobos have committed 19.4 fouls per game and they hit 76.3% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 12.6 times per game (219th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. New Mexico has totaled 662 pts on the year (82.8 per game) and they pull in 32.3 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Lobos are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 88th in D-1.
The Lobos are ranked 329th in college basketball in PPG given up with 79.3. They are forcing 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (285th in college hoops). The New Mexico defense concedes 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (60 of 168) and their opposition knocks down 76.8% of their foul shots. They have conceded 13.8 assists and 39.4 rebounds per contest, ranking them 264th and 320th in college basketball.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico State
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