New Mexico State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos - 11/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (1-0) at New Mexico State Aggies (1-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Pan American Center)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -3.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The New Mexico Lobos will travel to play the New Mexico State Aggies in a non-conference state of New Mexico showdown.
The New Mexico State Aggies are coming off of a win against Houston Baptist by a score of 91-69 on Friday night. New Mexico State was able to run out to a 51-33 lead at the half and never looked back against a mismatched Houston Baptist team. Pascal Siakam led the way for New Mexico State with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Eli Chuha also had 13 points and 5 rebounds for New Mexico State. New Mexico State shot 85% from the free throw line, 35.3% from three-point range, and 57.6% on all field goal attempts in their victory. New Mexico State also had 17 turnovers, which is a cause of concern. New Mexico State was able to outrebound Houston Baptist 44-26, which gave them a huge advantage in this one.
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The New Mexico Lobos are coming off of a win against Texas Southern on Friday by a score of 86-57. New Mexico blew the doors off of a Texas Southern in the first half by outscoring them 54-27. Cullen Neal led the way for New Mexico with 22 points and 4 assists. Tim Williams also added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the New Mexico victory. New Mexico shot 68% from the free throw line, 29.4% from three-point range, and 59.3% on all field goal attempts. New Mexico had 20 assists and 13 turnovers on Friday night. New Mexico out rebounded Texas Southern 35-24 on Friday. New Mexico lost some good players from last year and are a bit of question mark heading into this season, but this 29 point win should give their fans some comfort.
New Mexico is 13-3-2 ATS in their last 18 games against the WAC. New Mexico is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in New Mexico’s last 5 non-conference games. New Mexico is 10-2-2 ATS in their last 14 games against New Mexico State. New Mexico State is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 non-conference games. New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The under is 12-5 in New Mexico State’s last 17 non-conference games.
This should be a good rivalry game for the bragging rights in the state of New Mexico. Both teams are 1-0 and coming into this game with confidence. With both teams playing an inferior opponent, it is tough to gauge what each team is bringing to the table in this one. I am taking the home team to win. My pick is New Mexico State.