San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 1/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021
Location: Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, NM
Odds/Point Spread: San Jose State (+6.5)
Dreamstyle Arena is the venue where and the New Mexico Lobos (4-8) will take on the San Jose State Spartans (2-10) on Thursday. New Mexico opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The total opens at 146.
San Jose State enters this one with a mark of 2-10 on the season. They are averaging 66.7 pts per contest (284th in college basketball) while shooting 37.4% from the floor. The Spartans are connecting on 30.5% on shots from beyond the arc (87 of 285) and 66.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Jose State is grabbing 36.3 boards per game and has totaled 112 assists for the season, which is 285th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.3 fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 10.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. The Spartans defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.8% (374 of 816) and they relinquish 46.8 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 274th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 178 conceded so far this year. They are giving up 33.0% on shots from distance while they are 344th in college basketball in PPG allowed (86.3).
The San Jose State Spartans played the Colorado State Rams and went home with a loss by a final score of 88-61 in their last game. San Jose State walked away from the contest with a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 of 63) and made 6 of their 22 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Spartans made 7 of their 15 shots for a rate of 46.7%. Concerning grabbing boards, they earned a total of 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 6 assists for this game while earning 5 steals and 4 blocked shots. When discussing the defense, San Jose State allowed 38.1% from the floor on 24 of 63 shooting. Colorado State totaled 15 assists and had 2 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Rams grabbed 42 rebounds (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Colorado State finished 85.7% at the charity stripe by making 6 of their 7 tries. They also converted 12 of 34 tries from distance.
Richard Washington is someone who was important in the game. He accumulated 15 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. He played 35 minutes and also pulled down 3 boards. Washington finished shooting 35.7% from the field and dished out 5 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Spartans was Sebastian Mendoza. He totaled 2 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He ended up shooting 41.7% from the field in this contest by hitting 5-of-12 (15 points). Overall, Mendoza was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
New Mexico has a win-loss mark of 4-8 for the year. New Mexico has totaled 762 pts for the campaign (63.5 per contest) and they snag 39.3 boards per game. The Lobos are committing 17.1 personal fouls per contest and they go 61.3% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lobos are shooting 39.1% from the field, which is ranked 334th in the nation. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.2 times per game (300th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.6 times per contest. The Lobos on the defensive side of the court are 202nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 71.2. They have surrendered 14.7 dimes and 35.8 total boards per game, which ranks 277th and 210th in those categories. The New Mexico defense surrenders 35.2% on shots from distance (102 of 290) and their opponents are knocking down 71.3% of their foul shots. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (193rd in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the New Mexico Lobos walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 53-46 against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. The Lobos collected 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in this contest. They rejected 3 attempts while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Runnin' Rebels were called for 18 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Lobos to the charity stripe for 12 tries. They were able to convert 6 of them for a percentage of 50.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, New Mexico knocked down 6 out of their 21 attempts (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Lobos went 17 out of 49 from the field which had them sitting at 34.7%. The Lobos permitted the Runnin' Rebels to knock down 18 out of 49 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.7% in this matchup. They went 30.0% from beyond the arc via 6 of 20 and ended up shooting 11 of 16 at the charity stripe (68.8%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, New Mexico permitted UNLV to snag 36 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Saquan Singleton was important for the Lobos in the game. He knocked down 4 out of 9 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which had him sitting at 11 points. Singleton pulled down 6 boards in his 33 minutes played and earned 6 dimes in the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for New Mexico was Valdir Manuel. He notched 10 points in his 26 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 6 from the floor for this game. Manuel ended up shooting 66.7% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico (-6.5)
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