New Mexico State Aggies vs Missouri State Bears Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Dec 22, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Missouri State Bears vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

2-9TEAM RECORD5-6

The New Mexico State Aggies host Missouri State on Saturday, looking to build on their 5-6 mark against the 2-9 Bears in college hoops action at Pan American Center.

The Aggies sit at 5-6 (4-1-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 2-9 (1-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico State is 0-6 OU, and Missouri State is 1-2 OU.

View Missouri State vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Aggies installed as 14-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 38 (Aggies) and the No. 194 (Bears) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-58 result in favor of the Aggies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico State has the nation's No. 223-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 101 allowing on average 62.4 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 38% per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.6 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 258 nationally in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 59-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Alabama A&M. Marcus Marshall scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 59-47 to Alabama A&M at Elmore Gymnasium on Tuesday).

In their last action, New Mexico State was a 68-63 loser at home against New Mexico. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies got 13 points from Daniel Mullings, but it was New Mexico that prevailed in a 68-63 final on Wednesday at Pan American Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a loss are 1-9

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 1-2
After playing New Mexico are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bears at Aggies trends to consider:
Missouri State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Mexico State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
New Mexico State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Missouri State home to Southern Illinois, Sunday, December 30
New Mexico State at Texas-Arlington, Saturday, December 29