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New Mexico State Aggies vs Utah State Aggies Preview

Utah State AggiesNew Mexico State Aggies
Jan 17, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Utah State Aggies vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

14-1TEAM RECORD10-8

The New Mexico State Aggies hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Utah State Aggies pay a visit to Pan American Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Aggies sit at 10-8 (7-5-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Aggies are currently 14-1 (5-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico State is 5-7-1 OU, and Utah State is 4-4 OU.

View Utah State vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Aggies odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 90 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah State is at No. 129. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-71 win for the Aggies.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.1 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 112 at 63.5 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.6% per game.

Defensively, Utah State features the nation's No. 103-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Utah State was a 66-60 winner at home against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Utah State got 25 points from Preston Medlin en route to a 66-60 victory over San Jose State on Friday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

New Mexico State won its last outing, a 71-70 result against Idaho on January 12. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Aggies got 16 points from Sim Bhullar as New Mexico State ran past Idaho 71-70 on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 2-0
After playing San Jose State are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing San Jose State are 7-3
After playing Idaho are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Aggies at Aggies trends to consider:
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Utah State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Utah State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
New Mexico State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Mexico State's last 9 games when playing Utah State
New Mexico State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 5 games

Next up:
Utah State at Denver, Saturday, January 19
New Mexico State home to San Jose State, Saturday, January 19