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Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners face New Mexico State Aggies: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Texas-San Antonio RoadrunnersNew Mexico State Aggies
Jan 3, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

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The New Mexico State Aggies will hit the floor running against the visiting Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Aggies sit at 6-8 (5-3-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Roadrunners are currently 4-8 (3-2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico State is 2-7 OU, and Texas-San Antonio is 3-1 OU.

View Texas-San Antonio vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Aggies in this one found them listed as 13.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Roadrunners was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies sit at No. 51 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Roadrunners sit at No. 321 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 69-60.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 231 nationally ranked offense (65.1 points per game) against a Roadrunners defense that sits as the No. 276 at 71.2 PPG. The Aggies have been averaging 43.6% from the field, more than the Roadrunners have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).

Defensively, Texas-San Antonio features the nation's No. 229-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.5 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas-San Antonio was an 80-67 loser in its last match at home against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Texas-San Antonio got 22 points from Jeromie Hill but lost anyway, 80-67, to San Jose State on Monday at UTSA Convocation Center.

New Mexico State was an 81-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Daniel Mullings scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 81-72 to Louisiana Tech at Thomas Center on Monday).

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing San Jose State are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Louisiana Tech are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Roadrunners at Aggies trends to consider:
Texas-San Antonio is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Mexico State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
New Mexico State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Texas-San Antonio at Denver, Sunday, January 6
New Mexico State home to Texas State, Saturday, January 5