NCAA Basketball betting line favors Aggies over Spartans
San Jose State Spartans vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds
The visiting San Jose State Spartans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Pan American Center against the New Mexico State Aggies.
The Aggies currently sports a 11-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-5-3 ATS. The Spartans are 9-8 and 7-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies produce a 5-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 5-8 against the number.
The visitors opened as 12-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 Aggies sit at No. 90 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 77 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 71-67.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico State has the nation's No. 173-rated offensive output, at 67.9 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 204 allowing on average 67.5 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, San Jose State owns the country's No. 126-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. New Mexico State, on the other hand, rates No. 206 in scoring at home.
San Jose State was a 73-37 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Denver. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State was run off the court by the Pioneers on Thursday as Denver routed them 73-37 at Magness Arena.
Last time out for New Mexico State, they were a 64-51 winner as they battled Utah State at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Bandja Sy scored 16 points leading the Aggies to a 64-51 victory over Utah State at Pan American Center on Thursday.
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Utah State are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Spartans at Aggies trends to consider:
San Jose State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
San Jose State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
San Jose State 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 when playing at home against San Jose State
New Mexico State is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home
New Mexico State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing San Jose State
San Jose State home to Louisiana Tech, Thursday, January 24
New Mexico State home to Denver, Wednesday, January 23