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Bulldogs open as college hoops underdog vs Aggies

Louisiana Tech BulldogsNew Mexico State Aggies
Feb 4, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech on Saturday, with the host Aggies trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 9-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 9-8 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 8-8 on the totals; New Mexico State is 10-7.

View Louisiana Tech vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, New Mexico State sat as 12.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Bulldogs odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 72 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana Tech is at No. 152. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-70 win for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 68 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico State’s No. 10 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico State is the No. 319-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Louisiana Tech rates No. 47 at 7.8 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisiana Tech owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. New Mexico State, on the other hand, rates No. 54 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was a 65-63 loser at home against Nevada. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got 17 points from Raheem Appleby, but it was Nevada that prevailed in a 65-63 final on Saturday at Thomas Center.

New Mexico State was a 78-57 winner in its last match at home against CS Bakersfield. New Mexico State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running CS Bakersfield out of the gym and running up a 78-57 score at Pan American Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Utah State are 4-6
After playing Nevada are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Idaho are 6-4
After playing CS Bakersfield are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisiana Tech's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 7 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
New Mexico State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Utah State, Thursday, February 9
New Mexico State at Idaho, Thursday, February 9

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