New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 1/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Thomas & Mack Center is the site where the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (8-6) will try to defeat the New Mexico Lobos (7-8) on Tuesday.
The New Mexico Lobos faced off with Utah State and ended up losing by a score of 90-87 in their last game. New Mexico ended the contest having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (29 out of 65) and buried 17 of 34 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Lobos made 12 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 70.6%. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected a total of 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 19 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 4 steals. When talking about defense, New Mexico allowed 55.0% from the field on 33 out of 60 shooting. Utah State earned 15 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. In addition, Utah State grabbed 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Utah State finished the contest at 80.0% when shooting free throws by making 20 of 25 tries. They also knocked down 4 out of their 16 attempts from downtown. When it comes to personal fouls, the Lobos walked away with 19 while Utah State recorded 16 personal fouls.
Jamal Mashburn is a player who was a major factor for this contest. He scored 29 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 38 minutes and grabbed 1 rebound. He walked away from this one shooting 47.1% from the field and dished out 8 dimes.
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New Mexico will enter this contest with a record of 7-8 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.4 fouls every game. As a team, New Mexico is pulling in 36.2 boards per contest and has 198 dimes so far this season, which is 150th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Lobos are shooting 34.6% on three-point shots (124 of 358) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79.4 points per game (37th in college basketball) while shooting 43.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Lobos are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.3% on three-point shots while they are 338th in college hoops in PPG allowed (77.9). The Lobos defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.9% (417 of 929) and they relinquish 39.4 rebounds per game as a group. They are 295th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 211 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took a loss by a final score of 62-55 against San Diego State. The Runnin' Rebels were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 37 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 4 steals in the game. San Diego State committed 18 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Runnin' Rebels to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of them for a percentage of 62.5%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, UNLV converted 7 out of 28 tries (25.0%). In all, the Runnin' Rebels walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 64 from the field which had them at 29.7%. The Runnin' Rebels allowed San Diego State to convert 22 of their 65 tries from the field which had them shooting 33.8% for this game. They finished the game shooting 20.0% from beyond the arc by shooting 3 out of 15 and ended up going 15 of 24 from the charity stripe (62.5%). When talking about cleaning the glass, UNLV permitted San Diego State to get 51 in total (16 on the offensive glass).
Donovan Williams pitched in for the Runnin' Rebels in this matchup. He converted 5 of 13 for the matchup giving him a rate of 38.5%, and added 4 rebounds. He tallied 16 points in his 26 mins on the court and had 1 assist in this contest.
UNLV has a record of 8-6 this season. As an offense, the Runnin' Rebels are hitting on 41.6% from the floor, which ranks 300th in the country. UNLV has totaled 985 points for the campaign (70.4 per game) and they grab 36.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per game (78th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 10.9 times per game. The Runnin' Rebels commit 17.1 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.8% from the charity stripe.
The Runnin' Rebels on the defensive end are ranked 126th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 66.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the floor (78th in the nation). The UNLV defense allows 32.4% on 3-point attempts (109 of 336) and their opposition makes 69.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 13.1 dimes and 37.8 boards per game, which is ranked 212th and 299th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take UNLV
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