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San Jose State vs. New Mexico - 2/26/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico at San Jose State
Date & Time Tuesday February 26, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Event Center
San Jose, California
The Line
The Line: San Jose State +12 -- Over/Under: 150
TV Channel
MWC
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The New Mexico Lobos and San Jose State Spartans meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Event Center.

The New Mexico Lobos could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 74.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Anthony Mathis is averaging 15.5 points and 1.9 assists while Vance Jackson is averaging 12.6 points and seven rebounds. Carlton Bragg is the third double-digit scorer and Corey Manigault is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The New Mexico Lobos have lost their last six road games.

The San Jose State Spartans are still looking for their first victory since December 15. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 64 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Michael Steadman is averaging 13.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Brae Ivey is averaging 9.9 points and 2.4 assists. Noah Baumann is dishing 1.5 assists and Oumar Barry is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The San Jose State Spartans have lost their last seven home games.

The Lobos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss, 18-40 ATS in their last 58 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Spartans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mountain West, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lobos are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 13-6 in Lobos last 19 road games. The over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 overall.

Laying this sort of chalk with a bad New Mexico team just doesn't feel right, but there's no reason to even consider San Jose State. The San Jose State Spartans haven't only gone more than two months without a victory, but they're losing their last five games by an average of 24.4 points and at home by an average of 11.6 points. New Mexico beat San Jose State a couple of weeks ago by 32 points, a game in which they shot 50 percent from the field and made 14 threes. Backing San Jose State is a no go with these eye popping numbers. It's the New Mexico Lobos or pass for me. 

Pick:
New Mexico -12

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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