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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Bobcats underdogs vs Aggies at Texas State

New Mexico State AggiesTexas State Bobcats
Jan 31, 8:00 PM | Strahan Coliseum

New Mexico State Aggies vs Texas State Bobcats Odds


The Texas State Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the New Mexico State Aggies at Strahan Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Aggies have watched them go 13-8 and 10-5-3 ATS on the year, while the Bobcats are at 7-14 and 9-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Bobcats are 8-6-1, while the Aggies have a 5-10-1 mark.

View New Mexico State vs Texas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Bobcats in this one found them listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Aggies was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 270-ranked Bobcats and the No. 57-rated Aggies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-65 win for the Aggies on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas State's No. 85 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 79 at 62.1 PPG. The Bobcats have been averaging 42.2% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, New Mexico State owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 70.9 points per game on the highway. Texas State, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Mexico State, they were a 53-42 winner as they battled Denver at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Aggies got 12 points from Tyrone Watson as New Mexico State ran past Denver 53-42 on Wednesday at Pan American Center.

In their last action, Texas State was an 86-83 winner on the road against Seattle. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Texas State earned an 86-83 victory over Seattle on Saturday, getting 24 points from Reid Koenen at KeyArena.

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-3
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-3
After playing Denver are 4-5
After a win are 7-3

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-2
Before playing Denver are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Aggies at Bobcats trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
New Mexico State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas State's last 5 games
Texas State is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Texas State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
New Mexico State at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, February 2
Texas State home to Denver, Saturday, February 2