Spartans open as college hoops underdog vs Aggies
New Mexico State Aggies vs San Jose State Spartans Odds
The San Jose State Spartans hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the New Mexico State Aggies pay a visit to The Event Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Aggies will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 12-7-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 8-11-1 ATS. New Mexico State is 8-11-1 on the totals; San Jose State is 6-13.
Bettors looking to back visiting New Mexico State before tip-off in this one found them as 8-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans - Aggies odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Jose State is rated No. 137 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Mexico State is at No. 54. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-61 win for the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose State's No. 272 nationally ranked offense (63.2 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 93 at 62.8 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 38.3% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (46% on average).
Defensively, New Mexico State features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.2 points per game. San Jose State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 307 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, New Mexico State was a 60-57 winner at home against Seattle. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. Daniel Mullings scored 18 points leading the Aggies to a 60-57 victory over Seattle at Pan American Center on Saturday.
In their last action, San Jose State was a 63-36 loser at home against Utah State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. San Jose State was run off the court by the Aggies on Friday as Utah State routed them 63-36 at The Event Center.
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Utah State are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 1-0
After a win are 10-0
San Jose State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 0-1
After playing Utah State are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Aggies at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 5 games on the road
New Mexico State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Mexico State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose State's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose State's last 7 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
San Jose State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
San Jose State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing New Mexico State
New Mexico State at Utah State, Saturday, February 16
San Jose State home to Denver, Saturday, February 16