New Mexico Lobos vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 1/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The New Mexico Lobos (7-13) are traveling to Viejas Arena on Monday where they will meet the San Diego State Aztecs (11-5).
The New Mexico Lobos faced Fresno State and took a loss by a score of 65-60 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Lobos ended up walking away with 18 and Fresno State finished the game with 17 personal fouls. They converted 7 of 13 attempts from long range. Fresno State went 63.6% at the charity stripe by making 14 of 22 tries. On top of that, Fresno State had 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Fresno State distributed 10 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. With regard to the defense, New Mexico allowed their opponent to shoot 47.8% from the floor on 22 of 46 shooting. They also recorded 7 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to rebounding, they collected 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lobos knocked down 15 of 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. New Mexico walked away from the game with a 36.4% field goal percentage (20 of 55) and knocked down 5 out of their 24 3-point attempts.
Jaelen House is one player who was a major contributor in this game. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also earned 5 assists. He saw the court for 37 mins played and totaled 5 rebounds. He notched 19 points on 6 out of 12 shooting.
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New Mexico enters this contest with a record of 7-13 so far this year. They have an average of 76.8 points per contest (61st in D-1) while hitting 43.5% from the field. The Lobos are connecting on 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (170 of 491) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, New Mexico is pulling in 34.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 245 assists so far this season, which is 206th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 19.4 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Lobos have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.1% on 3-point shots while they are 341st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (78.2). The Lobos defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (545 of 1,201) and they concede 39.7 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 282nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 274 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Diego State Aztecs went home defeated by a final of 75-57 against Utah State. The Aztecs pulled down 19 defensive boards and 0 offensive rebounds totaling 19 in the matchup. They coughed it up 15 times, while recording 11 steals for this contest. Utah State had 13 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, San Diego State converted 5 of their 15 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Aztecs finished 23 out of 47 from the field which had them sitting at 48.9%. The Aztecs allowed Utah State to make 27 out of 55 tries from the field which had them at 49.1% for the contest. They finished 41.7% from 3-point land by shooting 10 out of 24 and ended up going 11 out of 14 at the charity stripe (78.6%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, San Diego State permitted Utah State to collect 32 in all (7 offensive).
Matt Bradley ended up being a factor for the Aztecs in the matchup. He made 8 out of 12 for the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and added 6 rebounds. He tallied 19 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 dimes for the game.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 11-5 on the year. As an offense, the Aztecs are connecting on 42.3% from the field, which ranks them 271st in D-1. San Diego State has 1,027 points for the year (64.2 per game) and they grab 36.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 11.5 times per game (293rd in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per game. The Aztecs commit 17.1 fouls every game and they connect on 65.8% from the free throw line.
The Aztecs are ranked 4th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 57.4. They are forcing 14.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.3% from the floor (7th in college hoops). The San Diego State defense concedes 28.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (93 of 324) and their opposition makes 66.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 10.2 assists and 34.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 33rd and 171st in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Mexico
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