Baylor vs. New Mexico State - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico State Aggies (4-6) at Baylor Bears (8-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -11.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baylor Bears and the New Mexico State Aggies face off on Wednesday at the Ferrell Center in college basketball action.
The Baylor Bears are 8-1 so far this season and they are 5-0 at home. Baylor is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 53.8 points and their opponents are shooting 36.9 percent. Taurean Prince is averaging 13.4 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead the Bears. Royce O’Neal is averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, Rico Gathers is averaging 9.4 points and 10.1 rebounds, and Lester Medford is averaging 8.7 points and 4.8 assists per game. Baylor appears t be headed towards a ranking in the top 25.
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The New Mexico State Aggies are 4-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. NMSU is averaging 72.9 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.7 points and their opponents are shooting 46.4 percent. Remi Barry leads the Aggies averaging 13.6 points per game. D.K. Eldridge is averaging 11.2 points, Pascal Siakam is averaging 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Ian Baker is averaging 8.0 points. New Mexico State is 0-6 on the road this season.
Baylor is 5-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 8-1-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. New Mexico State is 8-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 non-conference games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big 12.
My free pick in this game will be on the total and at 133.5 I have to believe this stays under.