New Mexico State Bucknell Betting Preview
Bucknell Bison vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds
Gallagher Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host New Mexico State Aggies and the visiting Bucknell Bison in college hoops action on Saturday.
The game is being played at Gallagher Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
This season, the Aggies are 1-1 overall and 0-0-1 ATS ATS, while the Bison are 3-0 and 1-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, New Mexico State boasts a 0-1 on the OU, and Bucknell is 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Bison odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 31 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Bucknell is at No. 53. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-76 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico State's No. 149-ranked scoring average of 71.5 PPG, against a Bison defense rated No. 152 and allowing 64 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, less than the Bison shooters have managed so far (46.1% per game).
Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.
Bucknell won its last outing, an 88-71 result against Niagara on November 16. Bucknell earned an 88-71 victory over Niagara on Friday, getting 18 points from Mike Muscala at Gallagher Center.
New Mexico State was an 81-56 winner in its last match at home against Southeastern Louisiana. New Mexico State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Southeastern Louisiana out of the gym and running up an 81-56 score at Pan American Center.
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Southeastern Louisiana are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Bison at Aggies trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Bucknell home to West Alabama, Sunday, November 18
New Mexico State at Niagara, Sunday, November 18