New Mexico Lobos vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 1/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA
TV: Youtube TV
The New Mexico Lobos (14-0) are en route to Save Mart Center on Tuesday where they will go up against the Fresno State Bulldogs (5-8).
The New Mexico Lobos stepped onto the hardwood against Wyoming and took home the win by a score of 76-75 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Lobos ended up with 18 while Wyoming finished the game with 17 fouls. They also made 8 out of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. Wyoming ended up shooting 65.0% when shooting free throws by converting 13 of their 20 attempts. On top of that, Wyoming pulled down 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Wyoming recorded 10 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. When discussing the defense, New Mexico allowed their opponent to shoot 49.1% from the floor on 27 of 55 shooting. They also distributed 12 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Lobos knocked down 14 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. New Mexico walked away from the game having earned a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 of 61) and converted 8 of their 21 three-point shots.
Jamal Mashburn is a player who played a role for the game. He ended up scoring 20 points on 6 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and also collected 1 board. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the field and dished out 2 dimes.
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New Mexico will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 14-0 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.1 fouls per game. As a team, New Mexico is pulling in 39.9 rebounds per game and has earned 227 assists for the year, which is 51st in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Lobos are shooting 36.3% from downtown (86 of 237) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They average 84.1 pts per game (10th in Division 1) while going 48.9% from the field.
On defense, the Lobos are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 32.5% on 3-point attempts and they are 173rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.4). The Lobos defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.5% (345 of 852) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 212th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 183 surrendered for the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Fresno State Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 67-54 when they faced Utah State. The Bulldogs snagged 18 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 22 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. Utah State had 16 fouls in this matchup which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 92.3%. In relation to shots from distance, Fresno State converted 4 of their 20 attempts (20.0%). Overall, the Bulldogs went 19 for 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.3%. The Bulldogs permitted Utah State to knock down 20 out of their 46 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.5% for this contest. They went 36.8% from three-point range by going 7 out of 19 and finished the contest at 20 of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). In regard to how they rebounded, Fresno State allowed Utah State to snag 32 in total (7 offensive).
Jemarl Baker ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 18 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 2 rebounds. He totaled 20 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 1 assist in this matchup.
Fresno State has a win-loss mark of 5-8 so far this season. The Bulldogs commit 16.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 11.1 times per contest (330th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.5 times per contest. Fresno State has totaled 789 pts this year (60.7 per contest) and they pull down 31.4 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are connecting on 41.9% from the floor, which ranks 300th in the country.
The Bulldogs are ranked 36th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 61.5. They are forcing 13.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the field (89th in the country). The Fresno State defense surrenders 32.7% on 3-point attempts (88 of 269) and opponents are converting on 74.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.2 assists and 34.1 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 35th and 178th in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Mexico
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