UC Irvine vs. New Mexico State - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico State Aggies (7-6) at UC Irvine Anteaters (10-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Bren Events Center)
The Line: UC Irvine Anteaters -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: KDOC TV
The New Mexico State Aggies and UC Irvine Anteaters meet Saturday at the Bren Events Center.
The New Mexico State Aggies look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 72.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.9 points and 11.7 rebounds while Ian Baker is averaging 15.6 points and 3.5 assists. Jalyn Pennie is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Matt Taylor is dishing 3.1 assists. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. New Mexico State is allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The New Mexico State Aggies have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The UC Irvine Anteaters look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 68.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging 12.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Luke Nelson is averaging 11.9 points and four assists. Alex Young is dishing 4.4 assists and Mike Best is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. UC Irvine is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The UC Irvine Anteaters have won seven straight home games.
The Aggies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big West. The Anteaters are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
UC Irvine is winning games but hasn't done a great job of covering healthy numbers. Meanwhile, New Mexico State has shown it can win on the road outright and has covered four of its last five against the Big West. Give me the points.