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South Alabama Jaguars face New Mexico State Aggies: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

South Alabama JaguarsNew Mexico State Aggies
6-6December 28, 2013, 09:00 | Pan American Center10-5

Pan American Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host New Mexico State Aggies and the visiting South Alabama Jaguars in college hoops action on Saturday.

New Mexico State will face the 6-6 Jaguars, who own a 4-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Aggies are 2-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 3-6 favoring the OVER.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds and Stats.

The Aggies were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Aggies sit at No. 134 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jaguars sit at No. 87 on the same chart.

In their last action, South Alabama was a 72-60 loser on the road against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. South Alabama got 21 points from Antoine Allen but lost anyway, 72-60, to Arkansas on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 93 nationally ranked offense (76.2 points per game) against a Jaguars defense that sits as the No. 84 at 67.08 PPG. The Aggies have been averaging 47% from the field, more than the Jaguars have managed so far this season (40.2% on average).

A few Jaguars at Aggies trends to consider:
South Alabama is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
South Alabama is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
South Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Mexico State
New Mexico State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
New Mexico State is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
New Mexico State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Alabama
New Mexico State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing South Alabama

Next up:
South Alabama home to Western Kentucky, Thursday, January 2nd
New Mexico State at Grand Canyon, Saturday, January 4th