New Mexico State vs. UMKC - 3/11/16 WAC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UMKC Kangaroos (11-18) at New Mexico State Aggies
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: Utah Valley Wolverines -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies and UMKC Kangaroos meet Friday in the WAC Tournament.
The New Mexico State Aggies look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 72.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.7 points and 11.7 rebounds while Ian Baker is averaging 13.8 points and 3.7 assists. Johnathon Wilkins is dishing 1.3 assists and Jalyn Pennie is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Aggies are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The New Mexico State Aggies have won three of their last four neutral site games.
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The UMKC Kangaroos look for another win after beating Utah Valley on Thursday. The UMKC Kangaroos are averaging 69.6 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Martez Harrison is averaging 15.1 points and 4.4 assists while LaVell Boyd is averaging 13.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Dashawn King is dishing 1.7 assists and Darius Austin is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The UMKC Kangaroos are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Kangaroos are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The UMKC Kangaroos are 1-1 on neutral courts this season.
New Mexico State has been able to chill up to this point and watch teams like UMKC kill themselves with games on Thursday and what not. The Aggies defense is the difference here, as the Kangaroos will struggle big time to put the ball through the hoop.
Look for New Mexico State to win by double digits.