New Mexico Lobos vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 2/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
The New Mexico Lobos (11-15) are headed to Provident Credit Union Event Center on Sunday where they will try to beat the San Jose State Spartans (7-19).
The New Mexico Lobos faced Colorado State and took a loss by a score of 83-68 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Lobos left the arena with 14 and Colorado State accounted for 14 personal fouls. They made 7 out of their 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Colorado State finished the game shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 10 of 12 attempts. In addition, Colorado State had 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Colorado State earned 16 assists and had 8 steals in the game. When discussing defending, New Mexico allowed 52.4% from the floor on 33 out of 63 shooting. They also distributed 10 dimes for this game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 24 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Lobos buried 13 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. New Mexico finished with a 44.4% field goal percentage (24 of 54) and knocked down 7 of their 22 shots from beyond the arc.
Jay Allen-Tovar is a guy who was a contributor in the game. He racked up 17 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and also collected 7 rebounds. He shot 77.8% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime.
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New Mexico heads into this contest with a mark of 11-15 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per game and as a group are committing 18.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, New Mexico is snagging 34.0 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 320 assists for the campaign, which is 212th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Lobos are shooting 35.2% on shots from distance (217 of 616) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 76.2 pts per contest (63rd in D-1) while hitting 44.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Lobos are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 32.3% from 3-point land and they rank 329th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (76.0). The Lobos are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.1% (700 of 1,553) and they concede 37.7 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 278th in the nation in allowing assists with 357 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Jose State Spartans took a defeat with a final score of 90-60 against Nevada. The Spartans were able to pull down 14 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 17 for the matchup. They coughed it up 13 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. Nevada was called for 18 fouls for the game which took the Spartans to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to convert 11 of them for a rate of 64.7%. Regarding shots from distance, San Jose State buried 7 out of their 23 tries (30.4%). In all, the Spartans went 21 for 50 from the field which gave them a rate of 42.0%. The Spartans permitted Nevada to convert 35 out of 53 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 66.0% for the matchup. They finished 52.6% from 3-point land by shooting 10 of 19 and ended up going 10 out of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). In reference to rebounding, San Jose State permitted Nevada to snag 31 in all (3 offensive).
MJ Amey ended up being a factor for the Spartans in this matchup. He earned 16 points in his 34 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He made 6 of 13 in this contest for a rate of 46.2%, and earned 2 rebounds.
San Jose State has a mark of 7-19 for the year. The Spartans commit 15.7 fouls per contest and they go 67.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per contest (169th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest. San Jose State has 1,697 points on the season (65.3 per contest) and they pull down 30.8 boards per game. As an offense, the Spartans are hitting on 42.6% from the field, which is ranked 260th in the nation.
The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 288th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 73.4. They are able to force 10.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (345th in the nation). The San Jose State defense concedes 36.3% on three-point shots (190 of 524) and their opponents are making 73.5% of their foul shots. They concede 14.7 assists and 36.3 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 311th and 281st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Jose State
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