New Mexico Lobos vs San Jose State Spartans Prediction, 2/17/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs San Jose State Spartans
Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Location: Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA
The New Mexico Lobos (19-7) are en route to Provident Credit Union Event Center on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the San Jose State Spartans (16-10).
The New Mexico Lobos faced off with Wyoming and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-56 in their last game. When it comes to personal fouls, the Lobos finished with 15 and Wyoming accumulated 14 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of 29 tries from beyond the perimeter. Wyoming finished 92.9% at the charity stripe by making 13 of 14 shots. Furthermore, Wyoming pulled down 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Wyoming recorded 13 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. When talking about defense, New Mexico allowed the other team to shoot 42.6% from the field on 23 of 54 shooting. They also distributed 10 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned a total of 29 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Lobos knocked down 9 of 13 tries for a rate of 69.2%. New Mexico finished with a 36.8% FG percentage (21 out of 57) and made 5 out of their 16 3-point shots.
Jamal Mashburn is one guy who came through in this game. He shot 35.3% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. He was on the court for 34 mins but finished the game without a rebound. He accumulated 15 points on 6 out of 17 shooting.
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New Mexico steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 19-7 on the campaign. They are averaging 80.6 points per outing (23rd in the country) while hitting 48.6% from the field. The Lobos are shooting 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (147 of 421) and 73.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Mexico is pulling down 37.7 boards per game and is sitting with 359 assists on the season, which ranks 141st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.7 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Lobos are able to force 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.5 personal fouls. They give up 31.9% from 3-point land and they are 257th in college basketball in opponents points per game (72.3). The Lobos defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.4% (684 of 1,577) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 254th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 361 conceded this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the San Jose State Spartans got the win with a final of 75-66 against UNLV. Regarding how they attacked the glass, San Jose State allowed UNLV to grab 27 overall (7 on the offensive side). They finished 27.8% from downtown by going 5 of 18 and finished the contest at 15 out of 15 from the free throw line (100.0%). The Spartans allowed UNLV to convert 23 out of 63 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 36.5% for the game. Overall, the Spartans ended up shooting 27 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 48.2%. In the matter of three-point attempts, San Jose State made 12 of their 30 tries (40.0%). They were able to make 9 of those for a rate of 75.0%. UNLV committed 12 fouls for the contest which got the Spartans to the free throw line for 12 tries. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while recording 3 steals in this contest. The Spartans were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the contest.
Trey Anderson pitched in for the Spartans for the contest. He buried 6 of 9 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 5 rebounds. He recorded 19 points in his 28 mins on the court and had 1 assist in the game.
San Jose State has a record of 16-10 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spartans are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 159th in college basketball. San Jose State has tallied 1,779 points for the campaign (68.4 per game) and they pull in 37.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 12.7 times per game (221st in D-1) and they turn it over 12.3 times per game. The Spartans have committed 15.3 fouls per game and they shoot 67.6% from the free throw line.
The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 77th in college hoops in points given up per game with 66.2. They are forcing their opponents into 8.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (80th in college hoops). The San Jose State defense gives up 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 528) and their opponents are converting on 78.3% of their foul shots. They allow 11.9 assists and 29.2 boards every game, which ranks them 116th and 6th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Mexico
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