Aggies open as college hoops underdog vs Pioneers
New Mexico State Aggies vs Denver Pioneers Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Aggies of New Mexico State hit the hard court against the Pioneers of Denver.
The Pioneers currently sports a 18-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-9-1 ATS. The Aggies are 19-9 and 13-9-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pioneers produce a 12-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Aggies have gone 9-12-2 against the number.
The Aggies were listed as 8-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 145-ranked Pioneers and the No. 51-rated Aggies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-68 win for the Pioneers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Aggies rank No. 41 in NCAA Division 1 with 38 per game. That compares with Denver’s No. 349 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Denver is college basketball's No. 30-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Aggies rate No. 339 with 4 per game.
Defensively, New Mexico State features the nation's No. 168-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for New Mexico State, they were a 55-51 winner as they battled Texas El Paso at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. New Mexico State earned a 55-51 victory over Texas El Paso on Saturday, getting 11 points from Kevin Aronis at Pan American Center.
Denver won its last outing, a 63-57 result against Northern Iowa on February 23. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Brett Olson scored 16 points leading the Pioneers to a 63-57 victory over Northern Iowa at McLeod Center on Saturday.
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 7-3
After playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 0-2
After playing Northern Iowa are 1-1
After a win are 9-1
A few Aggies at Pioneers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 7 games on the road
New Mexico State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Mexico State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Denver's last 7 games
New Mexico State home to Louisiana Tech, Thursday, March 7
Denver home to Texas-Arlington, Thursday, March 7