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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Vandals underdogs vs Aggies at New Mexico State

Idaho VandalsNew Mexico State Aggies
7-10January 11, 2014, 08:00 | Pan American Center13-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Idaho when they take on the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

New Mexico State battles the Vandals, currently sitting with a 7-10 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-4 for the Aggies and 2-1 for the Vandals.

View Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds and Stats.

The Vandals were listed as 20-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game puts the Aggies, most recently No. 106 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vandals, who rate No. 119 in the latest survey.

Idaho was an 86-85 winner in its last match on the road against Texas-Pan American. The Vandals got a terrific 28-point effort from Connor Hill as Idaho defeated Texas-Pan American 86-85 on Thursday at UTPA Fieldhouse.

New Mexico State won its last outing, a 96-87 result against Seattle on January 9. New Mexico State got 18 points from DK Eldridge en route to a 96-87 victory over Seattle on Thursday at Pan American Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vandals rank No. 171 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.94 per game. That compares with New Mexico State’s No. 101 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico State is college basketball's No. 174-ranked team at 5.61 per game, while the Vandals rate No. 101 with 6.59 per game.

A few Vandals at Aggies trends to consider:
Idaho is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Idaho is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing New Mexico State
Idaho is 2-18 SU in its last 20 games when playing New Mexico State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Idaho's last 7 games when playing New Mexico State
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
New Mexico State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Idaho
New Mexico State is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing Idaho

Next up:
Idaho home to Utah Valley State, Thursday, January 16th
New Mexico State at Chicago State, Thursday, January 16th