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New Mexico State Aggies home to Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Louisiana Tech BulldogsNew Mexico State Aggies
March 7, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

26-3TEAM RECORD19-10

New Mexico State looks to cover the Aggies-Bulldogs pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 19-10 mark when they host Louisiana Tech in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Aggies are 19-10 overall and 14-9-3 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 26-3 and 16-8-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, New Mexico State boasts a 10-12-2 on the OU, and Louisiana Tech is 8-13.

View Louisiana Tech vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Mexico State opened as 2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 55 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana Tech is at No. 19. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-72 win for the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 171 nationally ranked offense (67.6 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 60 at 61.8 PPG. The Aggies have been averaging 45.5% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana Tech was an 88-61 winner in its last match at home against San Jose State. They covered the 18-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bulldogs and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Jose State was handed an 88-61 defeat on Saturday at Thomas Center.

Last time out for New Mexico State, they were a 66-60 loser as they battled Denver on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. New Mexico State got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Bandja Sy in a losing cause in their 66-60 loss to Denver on Saturday.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 2-2
After playing San Jose State are 5-5
After a win are 10-0

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 2-2
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Aggies trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Louisiana Tech 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 at home
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
New Mexico State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Louisiana Tech
New Mexico State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Denver, Saturday, March 9
New Mexico State home to Texas-Arlington, Saturday, March 9