College basketball point spread favors Lobos in battle with Aggies

New Mexico State Aggies New Mexico Lobos
8-5 December 17, 2013, 09:00 | The Pit 7-2



New Mexico State travels to New Mexico on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 8-5 record with a victory over the Lobos.

The Aggies will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 4-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lobos are 2-4 ATS. New Mexico State is 2-3 against the total, while New Mexico is 2-3-1 versus the number.

View New Mexico State Aggies vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with New Mexico in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

This game matches up the No. 101 (Lobos) and the No. 139 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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New Mexico State was an 81-69 winner in its last match on the road against Drake. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Sim Bhullar scored 22 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for New Mexico State on Saturday, leading the Aggies to an 81-69 victory over Drake at Knapp Center.

Last time out for New Mexico, they were an 80-63 loser as they battled Kansas on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. New Mexico got 24 points from Kendall Williams but lost anyway, 80-63, to Kansas on Saturday at Sprint Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature New Mexico's No. 15-rated squad against New Mexico State's No. 109-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, New Mexico rates No. 176 in the country with 5.44 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 221 nationally with 4.69 per match.

A few Aggies at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
New Mexico State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing New Mexico
New Mexico State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
New Mexico is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games at home
New Mexico is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing New Mexico State
New Mexico is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Mexico State


Next up:
New Mexico State home to Northern New Mexico, Saturday, December 21st
New Mexico at Marquette, Saturday, December 21st