New Mexico vs. Fresno State - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Fresno State Bulldogs (19-9) at New Mexico Lobos (16-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -7 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico Lobos and the Fresno State Bulldogs face off on Saturday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The New Mexico Lobos are 16-12 this season and they have lost their last two games. New Mexico is averaging 77.2 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent form the floor while defensively they are allowing 73 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Elijah Brown leads the Lobos averaging 21.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Tim Williams is averaging 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, Cullen Neal is averaging 12.7 points, and Obij Aget is averaging 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. New Mexico is 12-2 at home and 9-6 in the Mountain West.
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The Fresno State Bulldogs are 19-9 this season and they have won their last three games and five of their last six. Fresno State is averaging 72.9 points per game and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Marvelle Harris leads the Bulldogs averaging 20 points per game. Torren Jones is averaging 10.5 points and 7.9 rebounds, Karachi Edo is averaging 9.4 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Paul Watson is averaging 8.8 points. Fresno State is 4-7 on the road and 10-5 in MWC play.
New Mexico is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 4-13 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games. Fresno State is 8-18-1 against the spread in their last 27 road games, 4-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 7-15 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
Fresno State has a real chance to win this outright so getting them with the points is a solid play.