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Golden Lions face New Mexico State Aggies: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden LionsNew Mexico State Aggies
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Pan American Center

Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Pan American Center Saturday as host New Mexico State looks to handle the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions in NCAAB action.

The Aggies bring a 8-5 record (5-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-11 Golden Lions, who are 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed New Mexico State go 7-3 so far and the Golden Lions go 3-3.

View Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 81-ranked Aggies and the No. 331-rated Golden Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-49 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. 30-rated offensive output, at 78.2 PPG. The visiting Golden Lions defense ranks No. 303 allowing on average 74.8 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Golden Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.4% per game.

Defensively, Arkansas-Pine Bluff features the nation's No. 247-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.8 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff was a 79-58 loser in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 17.5–point spread as underdogs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Texas El Paso and falling by a 79-58 score at Haskins Center.

New Mexico State was an 89-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. New Mexico State was run off the court by the Lobos on Wednesday as New Mexico routed them 89-67 at Pan American Center.

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-2
After playing New Mexico are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Lions at Aggies trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arkansas-Pine Bluff
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff
New Mexico State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Miss Valley State, Tuesday, January 3
New Mexico State at CS Bakersfield, Monday, January 2