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College baskeball point spread favors Lobos in battle with Aggies

New Mexico State AggiesNew Mexico Lobos
Dec 15, 6:00 PM | The Pit

New Mexico State Aggies vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

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The New Mexico Lobos will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the New Mexico State Aggies at The Pit in NCAA basketball action.

The Lobos are 10-0 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 5-4 and 4-0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Mexico go 4-3 and the Aggies go 0-4 on the totals.

View New Mexico State vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 63-rated New Mexico State taking on the No. 62-rated Lobos in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-73 win for the Lobos on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 98-rated offensive output, at 72.3 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 59.6 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.

Defensively, New Mexico State features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 179 nationally in scoring at home.

New Mexico State was a 58-52 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Alabama. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies got 13 points from Daniel Mullings as New Mexico State ran past South Alabama 58-52 on Tuesday at Mitchell Center.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were a 65-52 winner as they battled Valparaiso at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. New Mexico earned a 65-52 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 12 points from Chad Adams at The Pit.

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing New Mexico are 4-6
After playing South Alabama are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Mexico State are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Aggies at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
New Mexico State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Mexico State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Mexico State
New Mexico is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against New Mexico State

Next up:
New Mexico State home to New Mexico, Wednesday, December 19
New Mexico at New Mexico State, Wednesday, December 19