San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego State (-19)
Dreamstyle Arena is the site where and the New Mexico Lobos (5-11) will play the San Diego State Aztecs (13-4) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have San Diego State as 19-point favorites. The O/U is set at 127.
San Diego State will play this game with a win-loss record of 13-4 for the campaign. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest (112th in the country) while connecting on 46.5% from the field. The Aztecs are shooting 39.7% on three-point shots (162 of 408) and 70.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, San Diego State is pulling in 35.4 boards per contest and has accumulated 260 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 40th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.4 fouls per game. On defense, the Aztecs are able to force 15.6 turnovers every game and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. The Aztecs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.0% (352 of 880) and they surrender 30.8 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 298th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 231 conceded this season. They are relinquishing 33.3% from 3-point land and they are ranked 19th in college hoops in points per game allowed (61.0).
The San Diego State Aztecs took the court against the Wyoming Cowboys and notched a win by a score of 98-71 in their last contest. San Diego State walked away from the game with a 60.7% field goal percentage (34 out of 56) and converted 11 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Aztecs converted 19 of their 22 tries for a percentage of 86.4%. When it comes to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 25 with 5 of them being offensive. They also recorded 21 assists in this contest while getting 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to defense, San Diego State allowed the other team to shoot 60.7% from the field on 34 of 56 shooting. Wyoming doled out 15 assists and had 5 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Cowboys grabbed 15 rebounds (4 offensive, 11 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Wyoming shot 72.4% when shooting free throws by making 21 of their 29 shots. They converted 10 out of their 30 attempts from downtown.
Matt Mitchell is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He left the arena with 26 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 mins and pulled down 5 boards. Mitchell finished the game at 56.3% from the floor and also distributed 4 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Aztecs was Jordan Schakel. He collected 2 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 75.0% from the field in this matchup by shooting 3-of-4 (10 points). When this game wrapped up, Schakel was on the court for 25 minutes.
New Mexico has a mark of 5-11 this year. New Mexico has tallied 1,017 points so far this season (63.6 per contest) and they pull in 39.6 boards per game. The Lobos commit 17.4 fouls every game and they connect on 60.7% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Lobos are shooting 39.9% from the field, which is ranked 328th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 11.5 times per contest (287th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per game. The Lobos on the defensive end are ranked 179th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 69.8. They surrender 13.9 dimes and 35.2 total boards per game, which has them ranked 254th and 194th in college hoops. The New Mexico defense allows 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (132 of 387) and opponents are knocking down 67.5% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (192nd in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the New Mexico Lobos took a loss by a final score of 65-55 when they faced the Fresno State Bulldogs. The Lobos pulled down 19 defensive boards and 18 offensive boards totaling 37 in the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while earning 7 steals in the game. The Bulldogs had 13 personal fouls for this game which took the Lobos to the free throw line for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 4 of the free throws for a rate of 44.4%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, New Mexico converted 5 of their 23 attempts (21.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Lobos went 23 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.4%. The Lobos allowed the Bulldogs to convert 20 of their 43 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.5% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 29.2% from distance by going 7 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In relation to cleaning the glass, New Mexico permitted Fresno State to grab 25 overall (5 offensive).
Makuach Maluach was important for the Lobos for the matchup. He made 5 out of 17 for this game giving him a rate of 29.4%, which earned him 11 points. Maluach totaled 8 rebounds in his 36 mins and accounted for 3 dimes for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for New Mexico was Jeremiah Francis. He totaled 10 points in his 28 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 13 shooting in this contest. Francis wrapped this one up going 30.8% from the field and also collecting 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take San Diego State (-19) and under 127 points
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