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San Jose State vs New Mexico Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds

Spartans vs Lobos Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: San Jose State Spartans at New Mexico Lobos
  • Where: Albuquerque at The Pit
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17th
  • Betting Odds: San Jose State +10, SJST +394 | NMX -557 O/U 143.5

Spartans Preview:

San Jose State will take the floor against the Lobos with an overall record of 12-6. So far, the Spartans have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. For the season, San Jose State has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 4-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Spartans being +10 point underdogs.

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San Jose State’s leading scorer this season is Omari Moore, who is averaging 15.11 points per contest. So far, Moore has accounted for 22.2% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.89 rebounds per game and 4.78 assists. Alvaro Cardenas Torre is the second leading scorer for the Spartans, averaging 9.89 points per game. Between him and Torre, they are accounting for 36.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for San Jose State this season, as they are currently ranked 399th in college basketball at 64.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Spartans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.2%, placing them 169th in the NCAA.

Lobos Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs San Jose State, the New Mexico Lobos will be taking the floor for the 19th time this season and have an overall record of 16-2. Currently, the Lobos have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 11-1. The Lobos’ are sitting with a betting line that is -10 points in their favor. For the season, New Mexico has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 12-2.

New Mexico’s leading scorer this season is Jamal Mashburn JR, who is averaging 18.17 points per contest. So far, JR has accounted for 22.09% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.17 rebounds per game and 1.83 assists. Jaelen House is the second leading scorer for the Lobos, averaging 17.28 points per game. Between him and House, they are accounting for 43.1% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, New Mexico is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 34.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.7% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: New Mexico Lobos -10

For this game between the New Mexico Lobos and San Jose State Spartans, we think that San Jose State has a good chance of keeping the game closer than expected. The Spartans have historically performed well against the spread as the underdog, posting a record of 4-1 in their last 5 games. Additionally, the two teams have different playing styles, with New Mexico preferring a faster pace and San Jose State preferring a slower game. We think this will benefit the Spartans, as there will be fewer possessions for New Mexico to pull ahead. Based on these factors, we feel confident about placing a bet on the San Jose State Spartans to cover as the +10 point underdogs.

 


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