New Mexico State vs. UC Irvine - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Irvine Anteaters (7-6) at New Mexico State Aggies (6-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pan American Center)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Altitude, FS-Arizona
The New Mexico State Aggies and the UC Irvine Anteaters face off on Saturday at the Pan American Center in college basketball action.
The New Mexico State Aggies are 6-9 this season and they have won two of their last three games. NMSU is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Remi Barry leads the Aggies averaging 13.2 points per game. Pascal Siakam is averaging 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds, D.K. Eldridge is averaging 9.5 points, and Ian Baker is averaging 9.2 points. New Mexico State is 6-2 at home this season.
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The UC-Irvine Anteaters are 7-6 this season and they have won three of their last four games. UC-Irvine is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 47.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents shoot 39.4 percent. Luke Nelson leads the Anteaters averaging 11.1 points per game. Alex Young is averaging 11 points, Will Davis II is averaging 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Travis Souza is averaging 7.6 points. UC-Irvine is just 1-5 on the road this season.
New Mexico State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1 against the spread against the Big West, and 5-1 against the spread following a win. UC Irvine is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 2-5 against the spread against the WAC, and 4-1-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
New Mexico State is a decent home team while UC-Irvine has been bad on the road but they are the better team so getting the points in a bonus.