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NCAA hoops odds preview - Grand Canyon vs. New Mexico State

Grand Canyon AntelopesNew Mexico State Aggies
14-13March 06, 2014, 09:00 | Pan American Center22-9

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

Supporters of the Antelopes have watched them go 14-13 and 3-1 ATS on the year, while the Aggies are at 22-9 and 7-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Aggies are 3-5, while the Antelopes have a 2-1 mark.

View Grand Canyon Antelopes vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 300-rated Grand Canyon taking on the No. 82-rated Aggies in this contest.

Grand Canyon was an 84-74 winner in its last match at home against Chicago State. Killian Larson poured in a team-high 31 points for Grand Canyon on Saturday, as they defeated Chicago State 84-74 at Antelope Gynasium.

New Mexico State won its last outing, a 72-57 result against CS Bakersfield on March 1. The Aggies grabbed a 72-57 win over the Roadrunners on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Tshilidzi Nephawe at Rabobank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New Mexico State's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 77.58 PPG, against a Antelopes defense rated No. 164 and allowing 71.26 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 49% to date this season, more than the Antelopes shooters have managed so far (43.83% per game).

A few Antelopes at Aggies trends to consider:
Grand Canyon is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Grand Canyon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Grand Canyon is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
New Mexico State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Grand Canyon at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, March 8th