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New Mexico State Aggies vs Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Preview

Nevada Wolf PackNew Mexico State Aggies
Jan 26, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Nevada Wolf Pack vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

16-3TEAM RECORD14-6

The Aggies will try to cover the spread at Pan American Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Nevada Wolf Pack in college basketball action.

The Aggies sit at 14-6 (9-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wolf Pack are currently 16-3 (12-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico State is 10-5 OU, and Nevada is 8-7 OU.

View Nevada vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Mexico State opened as 3.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Aggies, most recently No. 85 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wolf Pack, who rate No. 80 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-78 victory for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolf Pack is ranked No. 77 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico State’s No. 11 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico State is the No. 313-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Nevada rates No. 56 at 7.7 per game.

Defensively, Nevada features the nation's No. 70-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.3 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 32 nationally in scoring at home.

Nevada was a 74-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Fresno State. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Wolf Pack grabbed a 74-61 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Deonte Burton at Lawlor Events Center.

New Mexico State lost its last outing, a 91-87 result against Hawaii on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. New Mexico State got 17 points from Bandja Sy but lost anyway, 91-87, to Hawaii on Saturday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Nevada Wolf Pack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Louisiana Tech are 9-1
After playing Fresno State are 4-6
After a win are 10-0

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Fresno State are 6-4
After playing Hawaii are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Wolf Pack at Aggies trends to consider:
Nevada is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nevada's last 8 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Nevada is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
New Mexico State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Mexico State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 8 games when playing at home against Nevada

Next up:
Nevada at Louisiana Tech, Saturday, January 28
New Mexico State home to Fresno State, Saturday, January 28

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