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WAC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - New Mexico State Aggies Idaho Vandals Odds Preview

Idaho VandalsNew Mexico State Aggies
March 14, 3:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Idaho Vandals vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds

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The New Mexico State Aggies will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Idaho Vandals at Orleans Arena in NCAA basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the WAC Tournament. Orleans Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Supporters of the Vandals have watched them go 12-17 and 12-15-1 ATS on the year, while the Aggies are at 21-10 and 15-10-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Aggies are 12-12-2, while the Vandals have a 16-8-1 mark.

View Idaho vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with New Mexico State in this one found them as 6-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies - Vandals odds would favor the Aggies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 60 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Idaho is at No. 200. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 73-67 win for the Aggies.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 161-ranked offense, averaging 68 PPG, against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 248 at 69.4 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Vandals marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Idaho owns the country's No. 219-rated mark, allowing 71.3 points per game on the highway. New Mexico State, on the other hand, rates No. 224 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Idaho was a 76-72 winner at home against Seattle. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Kyle Barone scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Idaho over Seattle, 76-72, on Saturday at Cowan Spectrum.

New Mexico State was a 69-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. New Mexico State earned a 69-66 victory over Texas-Arlington on Saturday, getting 19 points from Bandja Sy at Pan American Center.

Idaho Vandals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 3-4
After a win are 3-7

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
After playing Texas-Arlington are 3-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Vandals at Aggies trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games when playing Idaho
New Mexico State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 6 games when playing Idaho
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico State's last 5 games