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New Mexico Lobos vs. New Mexico State Aggies Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/17/13

New Mexico State Aggies (8-5) at New Mexico Lobos (7-2)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm (The Pit)

The Line: New Mexico Lobos -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The New Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico State Aggies face off on Tuesday at The Pit in a college basketball rivalry game.

The New Mexico Lobos are off to a 7-2 start to the season and are coming off of a loss against Kansas. UNM is 4-0 at home this season with both of their losses coming in neutral site games against teams ranked in the top 25. Cameron Bairstow leads the Lobos averaging 20.2 points and 7.0 rebounds. Kendall Williams is averaging 19.7 points and 5.3 asssits, Alex Kirk is averaging 17.1 points and 9.8 rebounds, and Cullen Neal averages 6.7 points. New Mexico is averaging 79.6 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents shoot 39 percent. New Mexico are going to be a factor once tournament time rolls around in March.

New Mexico Lobos vs. New Mexico State Aggies Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/17/13

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The New Mexico State Aggies are coming off of a win over Drake that ended a four game losing streak. NMSU already lost this season to New Mexico by nine points at home on December 4th so they will be out for revenge here. Daniel Mullings leads the Aggies averaging 16.8 points per game. DK Eldridge is averaging 10.7 points, Sim Bhullar is averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 rebounds, and K.C. Ross-Miller is averaging 9.3 points. New Mexico State is averaging 75.3 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. New Mexico State is 1-3 against teams with a RPI of 50 or better.

New Mexico is 12-3-2 against the spread against the WAC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games. New Mexico State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-8-2 against the spread against the Mountain West. The favorite is 9-1-2 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two.

New Mexico is the better team and we all know about The Pit but in thee rematch games the loser of the first one usually finds something and digs deeper and the Aggies doing that here isn’t much of a reach. 

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New Mexico State Aggies +8

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