The San Jose State Spartans (6-13, 2-5 MWC) look to end their seven-game road losing streak when they clash against the New Mexico Lobos (15-5, 4-3 MWC), who will attempt to lengthen their nine-game home winning streak. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
San Jose State Spartans at New Mexico Lobos Odds Preview
In the Spartans’ last contest, they lost to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, 98-87. Seneca Knight had a good performance for San Jose State, leading both teams in scoring with 30 points on 7-for-16 shooting. UNLV had an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.1 (above their season average of 36.5). San Jose State, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.6 (better than their season average of 17.6).
The Lobos are hoping for a better outcome after their 99-78 loss to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in their last matchup. With 19 points and 11 rebounds, Corey Manigault played well for New Mexico. UNLV held the Lobos to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 30.1). New Mexico, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of making free throws (16-22; 72.7 percent).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Spartans won 88-85. San Jose State had a much better turnover percentage (13.7 vs. 19.8). New Mexico, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (19-27; 70.4 percent). In the loss, Vance Jackson had a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, New Mexico figures to have a substantial advantage. The upper-echelon Lobos offense ranks 23rd in the nation in that metric at 0.548, while the bottom-tier San Jose State defense is ranked 287th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.515).
San Jose State at New Mexico Free Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico, ATS Winner – New Mexico, O/U – Under
The Lobos rank 47th in steals per game (8.0) while the Spartans rank 162nd in steals allowed per game (7.4).
New Mexico is 22nd in the nation with 2.4 blocks allowed per game while San Jose State is 54th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
New Mexico ranks 28th in assists per game (15.8) while San Jose State ranks 258th in assists allowed per game (17.6).
The Spartans average 26.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Lobos rank 264th in three pointers allowed per game (26.9).
New Mexico ranks 113th in rebounds allowed per game (34.4) while San Jose State ranks 261st (39.5).
The Lobos have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points in their last five games. On the season, New Mexico has defeated opponents by an average of 4.7 points.
During their last five games, the Spartans have scored an average of 75.8 points per game (6.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 82.2 points per game (3.8 above their season average).