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New Mexico Lobos host Utah State Aggies in college basketball action

Utah State AggiesNew Mexico Lobos
15-12February 25, 2014, 09:05 | The Pit21-5

The New Mexico Lobos will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Utah State Aggies at The Pit in NCAA basketball action.

The Lobos sit at 21-5 (12-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Aggies are currently 15-12 (13-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Mexico is 10-11-1 OU, and Utah State is 14-11 OU.

View Utah State Aggies vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

The Aggies were listed as 11-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Lobos - Aggies odds would favor the Lobos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico is rated No. 42 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Utah State is at No. 233.

Utah State was a 79-76 loser in their most recent outing at home against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Jarred Shaw scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Aggies to a win (they lost 79-76 to Fresno State at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday).

In their last action, New Mexico was a 58-44 winner at home against San Diego State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Cameron Bairstow went off for 26 points and added 9 rebounds, leading New Mexico over San Diego State, 58-44, on Saturday at The Pit.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 53 nationally ranked offense (75.73 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 73 at 67.07 PPG. The Lobos have been averaging 45.8% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (46.31% on average).

Next up:
Utah State at San Jose State, Saturday, March 1st
New Mexico at Nevada, Sunday, March 2nd