New Mexico vs. San Jose State - 1/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose State Spartans (3-11) at New Mexico Lobos (6-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Mountain West conference action on the hardwood on Saturday night, as the San Jose State Spartans take on the New Mexico Lobos in a college basketball matchup.
The San Jose State Spartans will look to bounce back after losing 3 straight and 8 of 9 to fall to 0-3 in conference play following an 82-76 overtime loss to UNLV last time out. Ryan Welage led the team with 23 points on 8 of 15 shooting with 3 triples and a team-high 6 rebounds, while Noah Baumann added 4 threes to finish with 12 points to round out the pair of Spartans to finish in double figures scoring. Brandon Mithcell added 3 steals, while Ashtin Chastain added a pair of blocks and Nai Carlisle dished out a team-high 4 assists with a pair of steals. Welage leads the team with an average of 18.5 points per game, while Fisher III leads the team with 6.1 rebounds per game and Jaycee Hillsman leads in assists with 2 assists per game this season. As a team, San Jose State is scoring 67 points per game on 44.2% shooting from the field, 37.3% from behind the arc and 69.2% from the foul line this season.
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The New Mexico Lobos will look to climb back to .500 in Mountain West play after falling to 1-2 in conference after a pair of back-to-back losses, including a 90-62 loss to Boise State in their last outing. Joe Furstinger led the team with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting with 6 rebounds, while Anthony Mathis went 5 of 11 from the floor with 3 threes to round out the pair of Lobos to score in double figures in the loss. Chris McNeal added a team-high 7 assists, while Dane Kuiper added 7 points with a pair of steals. Sam Logwood went just 1 of 6 from the floor for 6 points but still leads the team with 12.9 points per game this season, while Furstinger leads the team in rebounding with 6.3 rebounds per game and Antino Jackson leads the team with 3.3 assists per game this year. As a team, New Mexico is scoring 79.2 points per game on 42% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 77.3% from the foul line this season.
San Jose State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference matchups and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games following a loss. New Mexico is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The favorite has had the bulk of the success when these two teams meet, however, New Mexico may have the lone conference between the two teams, but they’re not this much better than the Spartans in my opinion. San Jose State just took one of the best in the conference to overtime in UNLV, while the Lobos are coming off of that blowout loss to Boise State. New Mexico probably wins this one, but I think San Jose State keeps it within single digits, so I’ll take the points and the Spartans here.