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New Mexico State Aggies vs Texas El Paso Miners Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Texas El Paso MinersNew Mexico State Aggies
Feb 23, 9:00 PM | Pan American Center

Texas El Paso Miners vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

14-11TEAM RECORD18-9

The New Mexico State Aggies host Texas El Paso on Saturday, looking to build on their 18-9 mark against the 14-11 Miners in college hoops action at Pan American Center.

This season, the Aggies are 18-9 overall and 13-8-3 ATS ATS, while the Miners are 14-11 and 11-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, New Mexico State boasts a 9-11-2 on the OU, and Texas El Paso is 12-9.

View Texas El Paso vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Mexico State opened as 4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Miners odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 48 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas El Paso is at No. 189. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-66 win for the Aggies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 151-ranked offense, averaging 68.4 PPG, against a Miners defense that ranks No. 58 at 61.3 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Miners marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, Texas El Paso features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 222 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas El Paso lost its last outing, a 45-39 result against Southern Miss on February 20. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Texas El Paso suffered a 45-39 loss against Southern Miss on Wednesday, getting 12 points from McKenzie Moore in a losing effort at Reed Green Coliseum.

New Mexico State was a 73-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. New Mexico State got 15 points from Remi Barry but lost anyway, 73-69, to Utah State on Saturday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Utah State are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few Miners at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Texas El Paso is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Texas El Paso is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas El Paso
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 6 games

Next up:
Texas El Paso home to Houston, Wednesday, February 27
New Mexico State at Denver, Saturday, March 2