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New Mexico vs Fresno State Basketball Picks 3-6-24

Fresno State Bulldogs (11-18) vs. New Mexico Lobos (21-8)
March 6, 2024 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -18.5; Over/Under: +152.5
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The Fresno State Bulldogs will play the New Mexico Lobos in a Mountain West game on Wednesday night at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Let’s take a look at the Fresno State preview, New Mexico preview, betting matchup, and the Fresno State vs New Mexico prediction.

Fresno State Preview

The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-18 (4-12) this year after they lost to Nevada by a score of 74-66 in their last game. Fresno State trailed 37-24 at halftime, but did score 42 points in the second half in the loss. The Bulldogs shot 42.6% from the field and were -5 in rebounding margin in the game. Fresno State has lost five games in a row and they have allowed at least 74 points in four straight. The Bulldogs are scoring 68.1 points per game with 31.1 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while allowing 72.9 points against per game this year. Isaiah Hill is averaging 12.6 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game, and 6.1 assists per game. Fresno State is shooting 46.2% from the field, 67.1% on free throws, and 33.5% on three pointers this season.

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New Mexico Preview

The New Mexico Lobos are 21-8 (9-7) this season after they lost to Boise State by a score of 89-79 in their last game. New Mexico trailed 35-33 at halftime and allowed 54 points in the second half for the loss. The Lobos shot 43.8% from the field and were -8 in rebounding margin in the game. New Mexico lost to Air Force by a score of 78-77 in the game prior to Boise State, but did beat Colorado State before that. The Lobos are scoring 82.4 points per game with 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, while giving up 71.7 points against per game this season. Donovan Dent is averaging 15.2 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 5.5 assists per game. New Mexico is shooting 46.1% from the field, 71.3% on free throws, and 33.8% on three pointers this year. New Mexico will face Utah State after this game.

Fresno State vs New Mexico Betting Prediction

New Mexico comes into this matchup battling to stay in the NCAA Tournament discussion, but they have lost three of their last four games. The Lobos are scoring over 82 points per game this season, but their defense has let them down at times. Fresno State is 4-12 in conference play and they are near the bottom of the standings. The Bulldogs have a higher shooting percentage from the field than New Mexico, but they are only scoring 68.1 points per game. I know Fresno State is not very good this season, but I am not laying this many points with a struggling New Mexico team. Take the Bulldogs here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Fresno State +18.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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