New Mexico Lobos vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 3/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
The Nevada Wolf Pack (12-17) welcome the New Mexico Lobos (13-18) at Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday.
The New Mexico Lobos faced off with UNLV and earned the victory with a final of 76-67 in their last contest. New Mexico ended the game having earned a 41.7% FG percentage (25 of 60) and knocked down 5 of their 15 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lobos made 21 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 87.5%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 34 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists in this game in addition to creating 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing the defense, New Mexico allowed the other team to shoot 36.1% from the field on 22 out of 61 shooting. UNLV earned 9 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Furthermore, UNLV snagged 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. UNLV shot 72.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 22 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 31 tries from 3-point land. Concerning fouls, the Lobos left the arena with 15 while UNLV recorded 21 fouls.
Jaelen House is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He accounted for 27 points on 7 out of 17 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He finished shooting 41.2% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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New Mexico steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 13-18 so far this year. They average 74.3 pts per game (94th in Division 1) while shooting 43.6% from the floor. The Lobos are shooting 34.3% on 3-pointers (239 of 696) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a team, New Mexico is pulling in 34.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 364 dimes on the campaign, which is 243rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.1 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Lobos are able to force 13.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are 301st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 437 surrendered on the campaign. The Lobos defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.5% (837 of 1,841) and they concede 37.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 32.4% on shots from distance and they are ranked 318th in D-1 in PPG allowed (75.2).
When they last played, the Nevada Wolf Pack took a loss by a score of 79-78 against San Diego State. With respect to rebounds, Nevada allowed San Diego State to grab 33 in all (8 offensive). They went 35.7% from beyond the arc by going 5 out of 14 and finished the game at 22 of 28 from the charity stripe (78.6%). The Wolf Pack permitted San Diego State to convert 26 of their 49 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 53.1% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Wolf Pack walked away from this one shooting 23 for 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.7%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Nevada made 9 of 22 tries (40.9%). They were able to make 23 of them for a percentage of 76.7%. San Diego State had 25 personal fouls for the game which got the Wolf Pack to the charity stripe for a total of 30 tries. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Wolf Pack were able to corral 18 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 31 in this contest.
Grant Sherfield was important for the Wolf Pack for the contest. He made 9 of 19 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and totaled 2 rebounds. He scored 30 points in his 39 mins on the hardwood and had 7 assists for this contest.
Nevada has a win-loss mark of 12-17 on the campaign. The Wolf Pack are responsible for committing 17.4 fouls per contest and they go 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.7 times per contest (66th in Division 1) and they turn it over 13.1 times per contest. Nevada has accumulated 2,101 points on the season (72.4 per contest) and they collect 34.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wolf Pack are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which ranks them 138th in college hoops.
The Nevada defense gives up 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc (271 of 763) and opponents are connecting on 72.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 14.6 assists and 34.5 boards per contest, which is 312th and 172nd in those categories. The Wolf Pack are ranked 297th in college hoops in PPG given up with 73.8. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the floor (233rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Mexico
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