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Mavericks open as college hoops underdog vs Aggies

Texas-Arlington MavericksNew Mexico State Aggies
March 9, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD20-10

The New Mexico State Aggies host Texas-Arlington on Saturday, looking to build on their 20-10 mark against the 17-11 Mavericks in college hoops action at Pan American Center.

The Mavericks will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 15-9-3 ATS. Texas-Arlington is 9-13 on the totals; New Mexico State is 11-12-2.

View Texas-Arlington vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with New Mexico State in this one found them as 9.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 55 (Aggies) and the No. 51 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-66 result in favor of the Aggies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico State has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 68 PPG. The visiting Mavericks defense ranks No. 57 allowing on average 61.6 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Defensively, Texas-Arlington features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas-Arlington was an 84-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Denver. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas-Arlington was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Denver and falling by an 84-55 score at Magness Arena.

New Mexico State won its last outing, a 78-60 result against Louisiana Tech on March 7. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. New Mexico State earned a 78-60 victory over Louisiana Tech on Thursday, getting 23 points from Daniel Mullings at Pan American Center.

Texas-Arlington Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Denver are 0-2
After a loss are 7-3

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Louisiana Tech are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Mavericks at Aggies trends to consider:
Texas-Arlington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 9 games