San Jose State Spartans (12-6) vs. New Mexico Lobos (16-2)
January 17, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -10 / San Jose State Spartans +10; Over/Under: +143.5
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The San Jose State Spartans and New Mexico Lobos meet Tuesday in college basketball action at The Pit. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The San Jose State Spartans Preview
The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 68.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Omari Moore is averaging 15.1 points and 4.8 assists, while Alvaro Cardenas is averaging 9.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Sage Tolbert III is dishing 1.3 assists and Trey Anderson is grabbing 3 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
The New Mexico Lobos Preview
The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 82.2 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Jamal Mashburn Jr. is averaging 18.2 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Jaelen House is averaging 17.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. Morris Udeze is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah Allick is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
San Jose State Spartans and New Mexico Lobos Trends
The Spartans are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lobos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Lobos last 8 overall. The home team is 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New Mexico Lobos are the better team and should be decent favorites at home, but it’s San Jose State that’s putting money in your pocket. With covers in 8 of their last 9 tries and losing in the underdog role by an average of 5.5 points, you have a live dog when San Jose State takes the court. Give me the points.