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College baskeball point spread favors Aggies in battle with Vandals

Idaho VandalsNew Mexico State Aggies
Feb 7, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

9-12TEAM RECORD15-8

New Mexico State looks to cover the Aggies-Vandals pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 15-8 mark when they host Idaho in college basketball wagering action.

The Aggies bring a 15-8 record (12-5-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-12 Vandals, who are 9-10-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed New Mexico State go 7-10-1 so far and the Vandals go 10-6-1.

View Idaho vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with New Mexico State in this one found them as 9.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Vandals odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Idaho is at No. 129. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-68 win for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vandals rank No. 155 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with New Mexico State’s No. 35 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico State is college basketball's No. 340-ranked team at 3.7 per game, while the Vandals rate No. 168 with 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Idaho features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.

Idaho won its last outing, a 66-63 result against San Jose State on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point favorite. Connor Hill scored 19 points leading the Vandals to a 66-63 victory over San Jose State at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday.

Last time out for New Mexico State, they were a 75-62 winner as they battled Texas-San Antonio on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Aggies grabbed a 75-62 win over the Roadrunners on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Bandja Sy at UTSA Convocation Center.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 0-1
After playing San Jose State are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Seattle are 1-0
After playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Vandals at Aggies trends to consider:
Idaho is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Idaho 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
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Idaho
New Mexico State is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing Idaho

Next up:
Idaho at Denver, Saturday, February 9
New Mexico State home to Seattle, Saturday, February 9