New Mexico Lobos vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 11/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Moody Coliseum is the site where the SMU Mustangs (1-1) will take on the New Mexico Lobos (2-0) on Tuesday.
The New Mexico Lobos played South Alabama and went home with a win by a final score of 80-74 in their last contest. New Mexico walked away from the game having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (29 of 66) and knocked down 6 of their 19 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Lobos buried 16 of 23 tries for a rate of 69.6%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 29 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 dimes in the matchup while forcing 15 turnovers and getting 4 steals. Regarding the defense, New Mexico allowed the other team to go 50.8% from the floor on 31 out of 61 shooting. South Alabama doled out 16 dimes and had 2 steals for the contest. On top of that, South Alabama snagged 28 rebounds (5 offensive, 23 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. South Alabama finished shooting 83.3% from the free throw line by converting 5 of 6 tries. They buried 7 of 20 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In relation to fouls, the Lobos ended up walking away with 9 and South Alabama totaled 20 fouls.
Morris Udeze is someone who had an impact in this contest. He accounted for 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes.
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New Mexico heads into this contest with a mark of 2-0 on the season. They are averaging 84.5 pts per game (76th in the country) while hitting 46.0% from the field. The Lobos are connecting on 34.2% on three-point shots (13 of 38) and 67.8% from the free throw line. As a team, New Mexico is snagging 36.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 36 assists on the year, which is 101st in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 9.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 14.5 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Lobos are forcing their opponents into 17.5 turnovers per game and they draw 25.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.6% from 3-point land and they are 309th in college basketball in PPG allowed (77.5). The Lobos are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 48.8% (62 of 127) and they concede 37.0 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 237th in the nation in giving up assists with 30 relinquished for the season.
For their last game, the SMU Mustangs took a defeat with a final score of 74-62 against Dayton. In the matter of attacking the glass, SMU permitted Dayton to snag 40 in all (13 on the offensive glass). They went 30.8% from three-point range by connecting on 8 out of 26 and ended up shooting 20 out of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). The Mustangs allowed Dayton to convert 23 of 56 tries from the floor which had them shooting 41.1% in this game. Overall, the Mustangs finished 22 for 65 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.8%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, SMU buried 6 out of their 23 attempts (26.1%). They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. Dayton had 11 fouls for the game which got the Mustangs to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Mustangs were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in this matchup.
Zach Nutall was important for the Mustangs for the matchup. He earned 20 points in his 33 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He buried 6 of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and earned 2 rebounds.
SMU has a record of 1-1 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Mustangs are hitting on 41.5% from the field, which ranks 266th in the country. SMU has accounted for 139 pts so far this season (69.5 per contest) and they pull in 39.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 9.5 times per contest (339th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 10.5 times per contest. The Mustangs are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.7% from the charity stripe.
The SMU defense gives up 26.5% on 3-pointers (13 of 49) and their opposition knocks down 67.4% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 10.5 dimes and 39.0 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 134th and 302nd in those categories. The Mustangs on the defensive side of the court are 169th in the country in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They have forced 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 37.7% from the field (90th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico
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