Utah State vs. New Mexico - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (10-5) at Utah State Aggies (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
The Line: Utah State Aggies +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and the New Mexico Lobos face off on Saturday at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Mountain West Conference action.
The Utah State Aggies are 9-6 this season and they are coming off of a road loss at Fresno State in their last game. USU s averaging 65.4 points and they are shooting 42.4 and they allowing 62.9 points and they are shooting 38 percent. Jalen Moore is averaging 15.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game to lead the Aggies. David Collette is averaging 13.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, Chris Smith is averaging 11.1 points, and Darius Perkins is averaging 9.5 points per game. Utah State is 6-2 at home this season.
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The New Mexico Lobos are 10-5 this season and they are coming off of a MWC loss at San Diego State to drop their conference record to 2-1. New Mexico is averaging 63.9 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Deshawn Delaney leads the Lobos averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Hugh Greenwood is averaging 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, Devon Williams is averaging 7.1 points, and Obij Aget is averaging 6.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. New Mexico is 2-2 on the road this season.
Utah State is 6-2 against the spread against the Mountain West Conference, 19-9-2 against the spread in their last 30 home games, and 5-11 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage higher than .600. New Mexico is 6-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning homer record, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games.
This game is a coin flip and I give the slightest of edges to New Mexico though I won’t be on this game.