New Mexico vs. Utah State - 2/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (14-12) at New Mexico Lobos (12-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MWC Network
The Utah State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Dreamstyle Arena.
The Utah State Aggies look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Utah State Aggies are averaging 72.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Sam Merrill is averaging 15.4 points and 3.2 assists while Koby McEwen is averaging 15.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Dwayne Brown Jr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and DeAngelo Isby is dishing 1.3 assists. The Utah State Aggies are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah State Aggies are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Utah State Aggies have lost four of their last six road games.
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The New Mexico Lobos need a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 76.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Sam Logwood is averaging 12.5 points and 1.4 assists while Anthony Mathis is averaging 12.4 points and two rebounds. Antino Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Chris McNeal is dishing 2.8 assists. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.4 rebounds per game. The New Mexico Lobos have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Mountain West and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lobos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 52-23-3 ATS in their last 78 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Utah State Aggies are probably in better form right now and did beat New Mexico by nine points a couple of weeks ago. However, the home team has won and covered each of the last five meetings between Utah State and New Mexico. The New Mexico Lobos are also outscoring teams by 10 points at home this season while the Utah State Aggies struggle to shoot the ball on the road and are being outscored by 8.9 points this season. It's been a little over three years since Utah State has won in New Mexico. I'll eat the reasonable chalk here.