Fresno State Bulldogs vs. New Mexico Lobos - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (8-6) at Fresno State Bulldogs (10-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -4 -- Over/Under: 150 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The New Mexico Lobos will travel to play the Fresno State Bulldogs in a Mountain West Conference game on Saturday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 10-4 and are coming off of a win against UNLV by a score of 69-66. Fresno State out scored UNLV by 9 points in the second half and was able to pull off the come from behind win. Marvelle Harris had 22 points and 2 rebounds for Fresno State. Torren Jones added 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Fresno State was out rebounded by a total of 43-31 and had 9 assists in their victory. Fresno State is averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 68.7 points per game. Fresno State is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game. Marvelle Harris is averaging 18.6 points per game and 4.3 assists per game, while Torren Jones is averaging 11.8 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game. Fresno State is shooting 67.9% on free throws, 32.6% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The New Mexico Lobos are 8-6 and are coming off of a win against Nevada by a score of 88-76. New Mexico scored over 40 points in each half and cruised to the double-digit victory. Elijah Brown had 24 points and 5 rebounds for New Mexico. Obij Aget added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Lobos. New Mexico out rebounded their opponent by a total of 37-30 and had 18 assists in their victory. New Mexico is averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 73.2 points per game. New Mexico is also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game. Elijah Brown is averaging 19.9 points per game and 5.8 assists per game, while Tim Williams is averaging 16.4 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game. New Mexico is shooting 73.4% on free throws, 35.2% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
New Mexico is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. New Mexico is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games. The over is 5-1 in New Mexico’s last 6 games. The under is 4-0 in Fresno State’s last 4 Saturday games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Fresno State has impressed me to start the season and will have the home court advantage in this game. New Mexico is a high scoring team, but is giving up more points per game than Fresno State. New Mexico is the better shooting team and I like them in this matchup.