New Mexico vs. Utah State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (9-5) at New Mexico Lobos (9-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos square off Saturday night at the WisePies Arena.
The Utah State Aggies look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Utah State Aggies are averaging 72.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jalen Moore is averaging 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while Chris Smith is avraging 12.9 points and 2.4 assists. Lew Evans is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Shane Rector is dishing 3.6 assists. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. Utah State is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Utah State Aggies have won six of their last nine road games.
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The New Mexico Lobos also need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 77.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Elijah Brown is averaging 19.4 points and 5.6 rebounds while Tim Williams is averaging 16.2 points and 1.3 assists. Cullen Neal is the third double-digit scorer and Obij Aget is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. New Mexico is allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The New Mexico Lobos have won 15 of their last 20 home games.
The Aggies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lobos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Mountain West. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams have been hard to read this season, but New Mexico plays pretty well at home and should have a packed house for this one. I like the Lobos to get the job done here and cover the reasonable number.