Boise State Broncos vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: The Pit in Albuquerque, NM
The New Mexico Lobos (7-9) are welcoming the Boise State Broncos (11-4) at The Pit on Saturday.
The Boise State Broncos stepped onto the hardwood against Nevada and walked away with a win by a score of 85-70 in their last game. Boise State finished the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (30 out of 60) and converted 9 of 26 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Broncos made 16 of 25 shots for a rate of 64.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled a total of 36 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defending, Boise State allowed the other team to shoot 40.7% from the field on 22 out of 54 shooting. Nevada earned 13 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Additionally, Nevada collected 27 rebounds (1 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Nevada finished shooting 76.9% at the free throw line by making 20 of 26 attempts. They also converted 6 of their 18 shots from three-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the Broncos walked away with 23 and Nevada had 21 personal fouls.
Marcus Shaver is a player who was a major factor in the matchup. He notched 28 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins played and also collected 3 boards. He ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Boise State comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 11-4 for the season. They average 70.1 points per outing (232nd in Division 1) on 45.1% from the field. The Broncos are shooting 34.2% on 3-point shots (113 of 330) and 60.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Boise State is pulling in 37.9 rebounds per game and has accumulated 187 assists this year, which has them ranked 218th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Broncos have forced 13.7 turnovers per game and they draw 19.1 fouls. They currently rank 15th in college hoops in giving up assists with 127 relinquished on the season. The Broncos defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.8% (323 of 811) and they surrender 30.3 boards per game as a team. They are relinquishing 30.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 16th in college hoops in opponents points per game (59.0).
When they last stepped on the court, the New Mexico Lobos went home defeated by a final of 85-56 against UNLV. When discussing attacking the glass, New Mexico allowed UNLV to collect 43 in total (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 28.6% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 out of 21 and ended up going 23 out of 29 from the free throw line (79.3%). The Lobos allowed UNLV to bury 28 out of their 62 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.2% in this game. When this game wrapped up, the Lobos finished shooting 19 for 55 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.5%. In reference to 3-point shots, New Mexico knocked down 7 of their 31 tries (22.6%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 64.7%. UNLV had 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Lobos to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They turned it over 15 times, while getting 4 steals for the game. The Lobos earned 26 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the contest.
KJ Jenkins pitched in for the Lobos for this game. He made 8 out of 17 in the game giving him a rate of 47.1%, and totaled 4 rebounds. He tallied 26 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in the matchup.
New Mexico has a win-loss mark of 7-9 this year. The Lobos are responsible for committing 18.6 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.9 times per contest (208th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.2 times per contest. New Mexico has totaled 1,247 points for the campaign (77.9 per contest) and they grab 35.8 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Lobos are hitting on 42.6% from the floor, which is 260th in the nation.
The New Mexico defense surrenders 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (104 of 324) and opponents are knocking down 75.8% of their free throw attempts. They concede 14.2 dimes and 39.9 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 296th and 348th in those categories. The Lobos on the defensive side of the court are 339th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 78.4. They have forced 14.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.9% from the floor (289th in Division 1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boise State
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