The New Mexico Lobos and San Jose State Spartans meet Friday in college basketball action at the Provident Credit Union Event Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The New Mexico Lobos Betting Preview
The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 80.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jamal Mashburn Jr. is averaging 19.8 points and 3 rebounds, while Jaelen House is averaging 17.3 points and 4 rebounds. Morris Udeze is the third double-digit scorer and Josiah Allick is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
The San Jose State Spartans Betting Preview
The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 68.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Omari Moore is averaging 17 points and 4.9 assists, while Alvaro Cardenas is averaging 9.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Sage Tolbert III is dishing 1 assist and Robert Vaihola is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
New Mexico vs San Jose State Trends
The Lobos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Lobos last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Spartans last 7 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The New Mexico Lobos have been the better team this season overall, but they enter this contest playing subpar ball over the last week. The San Jose State Spartans are playing the better ball right now, and they're at home, where they win by an average of 9.5 points and allow 38 percent shooting. Give me San Jose State and the small chalk.