Seattle Redhawks vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies will try to cover the spread at Pan American Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Seattle Redhawks in NCAA basketball action.
The Redhawks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 12-6-3 ATS. Seattle is 8-9 on the totals; New Mexico State is 8-10-1.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, New Mexico State sat as 13.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Redhawks odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 46 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Seattle is at No. 149. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-64 win for the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 142 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Redhawks defense that sits as the No. 262 at 70.3 PPG. The Aggies have been averaging 46.4% from the field, more than the Redhawks have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).
Defensively, Seattle features the nation's No. 196-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 204 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Seattle, they were a 72-55 loser as they battled Denver on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point underdog. Luiz Bidart scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Redhawks to a win (they lost 72-55 to Denver at Magness Arena on Thursday).
In their last action, New Mexico State was a 76-74 winner at home against Idaho. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Aggies got 20 points from Sim Bhullar as New Mexico State ran past Idaho 76-74 on Thursday at Pan American Center.
Seattle Redhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-1
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 2-1
After playing Denver are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose State are 7-3
After playing Idaho are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Redhawks at Aggies trends to consider:
Seattle is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games on the road
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seattle home to Louisiana Tech, Thursday, February 14
New Mexico State at San Jose State, Thursday, February 14