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New Mexico State AggiesIdaho Vandals
Feb 9, 11:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

New Mexico State Aggies vs Idaho Vandals Odds

17-7TEAM RECORD13-11

The Idaho Vandals host New Mexico State on Thursday, looking to build on their 13-11 mark against the 17-7 Aggies in college hoops action at Cowan Spectrum.

The Vandals are 13-11 so far on the season, and 10-9 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 17-7 and 9-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Idaho go 10-9 and the Aggies go 11-7 on the totals.

View New Mexico State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 170-rated Vandals and the No. 62-ranked Aggies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-73 result in favor of the Aggies.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Idaho's No. 142 nationally ranked offense (69.8 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 231 at 69.1 PPG. The Vandals have been averaging 47.4% from the field, more than the Aggies have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Mexico State owns the country's No. 244-rated mark, allowing 72.7 points per game on the highway. Idaho, on the other hand, rates No. 220 in scoring at home.

New Mexico State was an 83-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. The Aggies grabbed an 83-72 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Hamidu Rahman at Pan American Center.

Idaho was a 70-69 winner in its last match at home against Seattle. The Vandals grabbed a 70-69 win over the Redhawks on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Kyle Barone at Cowan Spectrum.

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Utah State are 5-5
After playing Louisiana Tech are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 1-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Aggies at Vandals trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Idaho
New Mexico State is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Idaho is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Idaho is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
Idaho is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Mexico State

Next up:
New Mexico State at Utah State, Saturday, February 11
Idaho home to Louisiana Tech, Saturday, February 11