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NCAAB: New Mexico State vs Baylor

The Baylor Bears will be looking for a bounce back performance against New Mexico State Wednesday after suffering their first defeat of the season versus Texas A&M last Saturday. The Bears were thoroughly outplayed by the Aggies, getting outrebounded for the first time this year.

Shark Bites
  • The Bears are 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Aggies' last five road games.
  • The OVER is 7-3 in the Bears' last 10 home games.

Baylor will have its hands full with New Mexico’s Pascal Siakam. The 6-9 sophomore is tied for the national lead with 10 double-doubles and just recorded his third 30-point game of the year on Monday. Siakam is averaging 23.6 points (ninth in the nation) and 12.1 rebounds (sixth). The Aggies are 5-1 in games that the forward has scored at least 24 points.

Baylor is traditionally rock solid against out-of-conference opponents, recording 31 consecutive wins against out of conference teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the New Mexico State Aggies in this one, their betting line was listed as 12.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

New Mexico State Aggies vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Mexico State Aggies will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 3-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Baylor Bears are 0-4 ATS. New Mexico State Aggies are 2-5 on betting the total; Baylor Bears are 2-2.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 99-rated New Mexico State Aggies taking on the No. 71-rated Baylor Bears in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baylor has the nation's No. 35-rated offensive output, at 82.4 PPG. The visiting New Mexico State Aggies defense ranks No. 52 allowing on average 64.92 PPG. The Bears FG% has averaged 47.63% so far, more than the Baylor Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.74% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pascal Siakam went off for 35 points and added 11 rebounds for good measure, leading New Mexico State to a 76-61 win over Oral Roberts on Monday at Pan American Center.

The Bears endured a 80-61 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Lester Medford at Reed Arena.

Betting Trends
  • New Mexico State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 6 games
  • New Mexico State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baylor is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Mexico State at Wichita State, Monday, December 28th
Baylor at Texas Southern, Tuesday, December 29th

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