Texas State Bobcats vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Texas State Bobcats at Orleans Arena on Friday in NCAA hoops play.
This is a conference playoff game in the WAC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.
This season, the Aggies are 22-10 overall and 16-10-3 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 12-21 and 15-15 ATS against the number. As for the totals, New Mexico State boasts a 12-13-2 on the OU, and Texas State is 14-12-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Aggies at No. 60 and the Bobcats at No. 287 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-64 result in favor of the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico State's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 67.9 PPG, against a Bobcats defense rated No. 329 and allowing 75.3 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Bobcats shooters have managed so far (42.2% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas State owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 74.9 points per game on the highway. New Mexico State, on the other hand, rates No. 230 in scoring at home.
Texas State won its last outing, a 72-68 result against Denver on March 14. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Texas State got 32 points from Joel Wright en route to a 72-68 victory over Denver on Thursday at Orleans Arena.
New Mexico State was a 65-49 winner in its last match at home against Idaho. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Daniel Mullings scored 23 points leading the Aggies to a 65-49 victory over Idaho at Orleans Arena on Thursday.