New Mexico State vs. Seattle - 3/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Redhawks (20-12) at New Mexico State Aggies (26-5)
College Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Orleans Arena)
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seattle Redhawks and New Mexico State Aggies meet Friday in the college basketball WAC Tournament semifinals at the Orleans Arena.
The Seattle Redhawks look for another victory after beating UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday. The Seattle Redhawks are averaging 75.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 41 percent shooting. Matej Kavas is averaging 15.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while Jordan Hill is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 assists. Aaron Menzies is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Hearlihy is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Seattle Redhawks are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Redhawks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Seattle Redhawks are 2-0 SU this season on neutral sites.
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The New Mexico State Aggies look for another victory after beating Chicago State on Thursday. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 75.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Zach Lofton is averaging 19.3 points and 1.8 assists while Jemerrio Jones is averaging 10.9 points and 12.7 rebounds. A.J. Harris is dishing three assists and Eli Chuha is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 63.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The New Mexico State Aggies have won four of their last five neutral site games.
The Redhawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Athletic, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Aggies last 8 overall and the under is 21-6 in Redhawks last 27 overall.
The New Mexico State Aggies are obviously the better team, proved themselves against better comp this season and have the championship expereince that helps them in these games. However, the Seattle Redhawks beat New Mexico State already this season, outscoring them 16-6 in overtime. Seattle is also a stingy defensive team that's allowing less than 40 percent shooting in its last five games. I have to take the points here.