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Idaho Vandals host New Mexico State Aggies in college basketball action

New Mexico State AggiesIdaho Vandals
Jan 12, 10:05 PM | Cowan Spectrum

New Mexico State Aggies vs Idaho Vandals Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD6-8

The Idaho Vandals will try to cover the spread at Cowan Spectrum on Saturday when they get a visit from the New Mexico State Aggies in NCAA basketball action.

The Vandals are 6-8 so far on the season, and 7-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 9-8 and 6-5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Idaho go 5-5 and the Aggies go 4-7-1 on the totals.

View New Mexico State vs Idaho Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Vandals in this one found them listed as 2-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Aggies was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Vandals, most recently No. 70 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Aggies, who rate No. 78 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-68 victory for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Aggies rank No. 48 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with Idaho’s No. 156 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Idaho is college basketball's No. 227-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Aggies rate No. 339 with 3.6 per game.

Defensively, New Mexico State features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Idaho, meanwhile, comes in at No. 223 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Mexico State was an 83-82 winner on the road against Seattle. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Tyrone Watson went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds, leading New Mexico State over Seattle, 83-82, on Thursday at KeyArena.

Idaho was a 55-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Denver. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Idaho suffered a 55-49 loss against Denver on Thursday, getting 19 points from Stephen Madison in a losing effort at Cowan Spectrum.

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Utah State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Aggies at Vandals trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Idaho
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 7 games when playing on the road against Idaho
New Mexico State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
New Mexico State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Idaho's last 7 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
Idaho is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Idaho is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
Idaho is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Mexico State

Next up:
New Mexico State home to Utah State, Thursday, January 17
Idaho at Louisiana Tech, Thursday, January 17