Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Lobos versus the Spartans? Tip off is at at 11:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on CBSS. The game will be played at Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, CA. New Mexico is favored by -8 in this Mountain West conference matchup the against San Jose State. The over/under for the game is set at 156 points.
NEW MEXICO LOBOS VS SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: San Jose State Spartans +8
This game will be played at Provident Credit Union Event Center at 11:00 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.
WHY BET THE SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Spartans.
- Not only will San Jose State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Does New Mexico Have What it Takes on the Road?
After picking up a win over Air Force by a score of 85-66, the Lobos come into this game with a record of 16-3. So far this season, they have gone 3-2 in Mountain West play and 13-1 in non-conference action.
On the road, New Mexico is 5-3 this season and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home. Overall, they have won two straight games and they are favored by 8 points in this game.
As the favorite this season, New Mexico has gone 12-3 vs. the spread, including a 4-1 mark in their last five games as the favorite. On the road, the Lobos are 4-4 ATS this year and 4-6 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for New Mexico games is 8-9, and the average scoring total in their games is 151.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 156 is higher than the average OU line in their games (152.9). In their last three games, their over/under record is 2-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 164 points.
The Lobos’ offense wrapped up their last game with 85 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 83.6 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Lobos have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 71st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 298th in percentage and 313rd in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Lobos’ defense is positioned 96th in the country, permitting 69.2 points per game. New Mexico’s three-point defense is currently 67th in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.0% of their shots vs. New Mexico.
Taking a Look at the Spartans Chances at Home
San Jose State is coming off an 85-82 loss to Fresno State and has an overall record of 8-10. Their record at home this season is 4-4, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.
As an underdog, San Jose State is 3-7 this season. They have been the underdog in 10 of their 18 games compared to being favored in six games.
As the underdog, San Jose State has gone 6-4 vs. the spread this season. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans are 6-4 vs. the spread. At home, they are 4-4 vs. the spread this season and 4-4 vs. the spread at home vs. the spread this year. In their last 10 home games, San Jose State is 4-4 vs. the spread.
San Jose State’s over/under record for the season is 13-3 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 156 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (136.5). So far, 16 of their games have had a lower over/under line than 156 and their games have finished with more points than that line in seven of their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 153 points.
San Jose State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 82 points vs. Fresno State. Overall, they hit 47% of their shots from the field and went 3/7 from the free-throw line. Tibet Gorener was the leading scorer for the Spartans, putting up 32 points. In addition, Trey Anderson contributed 21 points.
At present, the Spartans’ defense is nationally ranked 181st, allowing 72.8 points per game. In their previous game vs. Fresno State, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 85 points vs. San Jose State.