New Mexico vs. San Jose State - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose State Spartans (7-23) at New Mexico Lobos (18-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -7.5 -- Over/Under: 158
The San Jose State Spartans and the New Mexico Lobos meet in college basketball action from Thomas & Mack Center on Wednesday.
San Jose State comes into this Mountain West Tournament at 7-23 overall. Currently San Jose State is on a nine-game losing streak, falling to Boise State, Colorado State, Utah State and UNLV in their last four.
In the loss to UNLV, San Jose State’s Seneca Knight led the team on 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The only other San Jose State player in double-figures there was Trey Smith with 11 points, but Zach Chappell chipped in nine points with four rebounds.
Over on the New Mexico side, they’re 18-13 this year. New Mexico recently skidded on a five-game losing streak dating back to February 11, but they won their last game Saturday versus Utah State.
In the win over Utah State, New Mexico’s Vance Jackson led the way on 17 points, four rebounds and two assists. Corey Manigault added 16 points for New Mexico there, and JaQuan Lyle had 10 assists, eight points and four rebounds as well.
New Mexico is 59-29-3 ATS in their last 91 Wednesday games and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 after a straight-up win. New Mexico is 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 after an ATS win and the under is 5-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, San Jose State is 6-2 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS loss. The over is 7-2-1 in San Jose State’s last 10 overall and 5-2 in their last seven Wednesday games.
San Jose State’s recent record is pretty ugly, but they’ve been close in a few games during this losing streak and they’re still scoring reasonably well outside of some hiccups here and there. Still, I don’t trust San Jose State for much consistency these days.
As for New Mexico, they’ve been at 66 or fewer points scored in each of their last three games, but did manage to bang out a solid win over a good Utah State team their last time out. This one is a bit of a dice roll, but New Mexico is probably still the safer option.