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Drake Bulldogs vs New Mexico State Aggies Preview

New Mexico State AggiesDrake Bulldogs
7-5December 14, 2013, 08:05 | Knapp Center6-2

New Mexico State pays a visit to Drake on Saturday, hoping to send the Bulldogs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Knapp Center.

The Bulldogs bring a 6-2 record (6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-5 Aggies, who are 3-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Drake go 2-3 so far and the Aggies go 1-3.

View New Mexico State Aggies vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -1-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Aggies was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 68-rated Bulldogs and the No. 78-ranked Aggies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

New Mexico State lost its last outing, a 74-48 result against Arizona on December 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. The Aggies were hammered by Arizona on Wednesday, losing by a 74-48 final at McKale Center in college basketball betting action.

Drake lost its last outing, an 83-66 result against Iowa on December 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. Iowa got 15 points from Melsahn Basabe en route to an 83-66 victory over Drake on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Drake has the nation's No. 110-rated offensive output, at 75.88 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 144 allowing on average 70.92 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 48.75% so far, more than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.58% per game.

A few Aggies at Bulldogs trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
New Mexico State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Drake is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Mexico State at New Mexico, Tuesday, December 17th
Drake at Western Michigan, Wednesday, December 18th