San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos Prediction, 1/28/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico Lobos
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Location: The Pit in Albuquerque, NM
The Pit is the site where the New Mexico Lobos (7-13) will attempt to defeat the San Jose State Spartans (7-11) on Friday.
The San Jose State Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against Air Force and ended up losing by a score of 63-53 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Spartans ended up with 16 while Air Force accounted for 16 personal fouls. They converted 12 of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc. Air Force finished the game shooting 69.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 13 tries. Furthermore, Air Force grabbed 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Air Force distributed 9 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. Regarding defending, San Jose State let their opponent shoot 39.6% from the floor on 21 of 53 shooting. They also recorded 8 assists in the matchup as well as creating 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 30 with 10 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spartans knocked down 10 of 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. San Jose State ended having earned a 38.5% FG percentage (20 of 52) and made 3 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Omari Moore is a guy who came through for this contest. He finished the game shooting 41.2% from the field and also recorded 4 assists. He played for 40 minutes played and collected 8 boards. He accounted for 20 points on 7 of 17 shooting.
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San Jose State will take the court with a record of 7-11 on the campaign. They are averaging 67.6 pts per game (282nd in college hoops) while hitting 43.0% from the field. The Spartans are hitting 37.0% from downtown (174 of 470) and 67.5% from the free throw line. As a team, San Jose State is pulling in 33.3 boards per game and has tallied 243 assists for the season, which has them ranked 204th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.6 times per game and as a group are committing 16.0 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Spartans have forced 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.7 fouls. They surrender 34.8% on shots from downtown and they are 234th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (71.0). The Spartans are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.8% (482 of 1,075) and they surrender 37.2 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 239th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 250 conceded so far this season.
In their last game, the New Mexico Lobos took a defeat with a final score of 65-60 against Fresno State. In reference to rebounding, New Mexico permitted Fresno State to collect 31 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 53.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 13 and finished the game at 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). The Lobos allowed Fresno State to make 22 out of their 46 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 47.8% in this matchup. In all, the Lobos finished the game shooting 20 for 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 36.4%. In terms of three-point attempts, New Mexico made 5 out of their 24 attempts (20.8%). They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 88.2%. Fresno State earned 17 fouls in this matchup which took the Lobos to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Lobos corralled 19 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the contest.
Jaelen House was important for the Lobos in this contest. He recorded 19 points in his 37 mins on the court and earned 5 dimes in the matchup. He made 6 of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
New Mexico has a record of 7-13 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Lobos are shooting 43.5% from the floor, which ranks them 219th in the nation. New Mexico has accounted for 1,535 points on the campaign (76.8 per game) and they average 34.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.3 times per contest (252nd in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.8 times per contest. The Lobos are responsible for committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.5% from the free throw line.
The New Mexico defense gives up 33.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (131 of 396) and opponents are knocking down 73.7% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 13.7 dimes and 39.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 264th and 348th in college hoops. The Lobos on defense are ranked 341st in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 78.2. They are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.4% from the field (310th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New Mexico
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