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Drake Bulldogs visit New Mexico State Aggies in NCAAB hoops battle

Drake BulldogsNew Mexico State Aggies
Feb 18, 3:00 PM | Pan American Center

Drake Bulldogs vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD19-8

The New Mexico State Aggies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Drake Bulldogs at Pan American Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

New Mexico State will face the 15-12 Bulldogs, who own a 11-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Aggies are 12-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 9-16 favoring the OVER.

View Drake vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Aggies installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 221-rated Drake taking on the No. 58-rated Aggies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-71 win for the Aggies on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico State has the nation's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 77.7 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 167 allowing on average 66.7 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 47% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 159-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake won its last outing, a 62-55 result against Bradley on February 15. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points leading the Bulldogs to a 62-55 victory over Bradley at Carver Arena on Wednesday.

New Mexico State was a 100-68 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northern New Mexico. New Mexico State cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Northern New Mexico out of the gym and running up a 100-68 score at Pan American Center.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After playing Bradley are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Hawaii are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Drake's last 7 games on the road
Drake is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Drake is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games on the road
New Mexico State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
New Mexico State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Drake home to Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 22
New Mexico State home to Hawaii, Thursday, February 23