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Point spread favors Aggies in battle with Bulldogs

Fresno State BulldogsNew Mexico State Aggies
March 8, 5:30 PM | Orleans Arena

Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

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Orleans Arena will host Aggies vs. Bulldogs action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the WAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. Orleans Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 13-19 and 15-13 ATS on the year, while the Aggies are at 23-9 and 13-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Aggies are 14-11, while the Bulldogs have a 12-16 mark.

View Fresno State vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies sit at No. 49 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 222 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 80-70.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 78.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 146 at 66.1 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 47% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Fresno State features the nation's No. 106-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Fresno State lost its last outing, an 83-78 result against New Mexico State on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Fresno State suffered an 83-78 loss against New Mexico State on Saturday, getting 23 points from Kevin Olekaibe in a losing effort at Save Mart Center.

New Mexico State was an 83-78 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Fresno State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. New Mexico State got 22 points from Bandja Sy en route to an 83-78 victory over Fresno State on Saturday at Save Mart Center.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing New Mexico State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Fresno State are 10-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Bulldogs at Aggies trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Mexico State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Fresno State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 7 games when playing Fresno State

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