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New Mexico State Aggies visit Texas-Arlington Mavericks in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

New Mexico State AggiesTexas-Arlington Mavericks
Dec 29, 8:00 PM | College Park Center

New Mexico State Aggies vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD5-3

The Texas-Arlington Mavericks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the New Mexico State Aggies pay a visit to College Park Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Texas-Arlington battles the Aggies, currently sitting with a 6-6 mark (5-1-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-3 for the Mavericks and 1-6 for the Aggies.

View New Mexico State vs Texas-Arlington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Texas-Arlington in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mavericks, most recently No. 67 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Aggies, who rate No. 51 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-65 victory for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas-Arlington's No. 287 nationally ranked offense (62.1 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 71 at 60.7 PPG. The Mavericks have been averaging 40.9% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).

Defensively, New Mexico State features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Texas-Arlington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

New Mexico State was a 71-51 winner in its last match at home against Missouri State. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. New Mexico State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Missouri State out of the gym and running up a 71-51 score at Pan American Center.

Texas-Arlington was a 69-44 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oklahoma State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Mavericks were hammered by Oklahoma State on Wednesday, losing by a 69-44 final at Gallagher-Iba Arena in college basketball betting action.

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 1-0
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Aggies at Mavericks trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New Mexico State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas-Arlington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
Texas-Arlington is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
New Mexico State at Louisiana Tech, Monday, December 31
Texas-Arlington home to Denver, Monday, December 31