Free College Basketball Picks Today: Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico Lobos 1/23/23

Free College Basketball Picks Today: Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico Lobos 1/23/23
Mon 23rd January 2023

The Nevada Wolf Pack (15-5, 5-2 MWC) will try to slow down one of the country’s top scoring teams when they host the New Mexico Lobos (18-2, 5-2 MWC) on Monday.

New Mexico squeaked by the Boise State Broncos 81-79 in overtime at The Pit on Friday, their fourth win in a row. Jamal Mashburn Jr. was the key player with 25 points and seven rebounds. The Lobos remain second in the Mountain West Conference.

Nevada dropped their last game on Tuesday at ExtraMile Arena, falling to the Boise State Broncos 77-62. Jarod Lucas led the team in scoring in defeat with 15 points.

With 8 points, Nick Davidson also had an impressive game. The Wolf Pack dropped to fourth in the Mountain West Conference. This is the only meeting of the season between the teams.

They last met in the Mountain West Conference Tournament first round when the Wolf Pack knocked out the Lobos with a 79-72 victory at Thomas & Mack Center in March 2022, their seventh straight head-to-head win.

Nevada earned the win in the only regular season matchup between the teams last season 79-72 at Thomas & Mack Center in March 2022. Grant Sherfield led the Wolf Pack with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Jaelen House had 19 points and seven assists in the loss. The Lobos have been led this season by Mashburn Jr. and House, who are averaging 18.6 and 17.4 points per game, respectively.

House also has dished 4.6 assists per game. Meanwhile, Morris Udeze is grabbing 8.5 rebounds per game. Lucas (16.8 ppg) and Kenan Blackshear (14.6) have supplied much of the Wolf Pack’s offense. Blackshear also has distributed 4.6 assists per game.

Darrion Williams has averaged 7.3 rebounds per game. With 81.9 points per game, the Lobos are one of the most explosive offenses in the NCAA (16th).New Mexico is 8-2 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +8.6 (80.0-71.4). Nevada has gone 7-3 over the last 10, scoring 71.5 points per game on average while allowing 67.1 (+4.4 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)

Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Sebastian Forsling: 1.8 | 3.7 | -2.0
Points per game:
Josiah Allick: 5.8 | 8.4 | -2.5
Rebounds per game:
Morris Udeze: 11.4 | 8.5 | +3.0
Javonte Johnson: 2.5 | 3.8 | -1.3
Assists per game:
Jaelen House: 3.2 | 4.6 | -1.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Nick Davidson: 18.0 | 13.1 | +5.0
K.J. Hymes: 0.0 | 6.2 | -6.2
Points per game:
Nick Davidson: 12.0 | 8.5 | +3.5
Rebounds per game:
Kenan Blackshear: 3.2 | 4.6 | -1.3
Assists per game:
Kenan Blackshear: 3.4 | 4.6 | -1.2

SportsTips’ College Basketball Pick:

New Mexico (+145)

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