New Mexico State vs. Chicago State - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Mexico State vs. Chicago State - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago State Cougars (4-25) at New Mexico State Aggies (25-6)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -27.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5

TV: STREAM

The Chicago State Cougars and the New Mexico State Aggies meet in college basketball action from Orleans Arena on Thursday. 

Coming into this WAC Tournament matchup, Chicago State is just 4-25 this year. Chicago State is on a 20-game losing streak right now, falling to California Baptist and UMKC in their last pair. 

In the loss to UMKC, Chicago State’s leading scorer was Ke’Sean Davis with 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists. The only other Chicago State player in double-figures there was Andrew Lewis with 13 points, four rebounds and one assist in the defeat. 

Over on the New Mexico State side, they’re 26-6 on the season. New Mexico State is riding high on a lengthy winning streak, and they’ve taken out Grand Canyon, CSUB and California Baptist in their last trio. 

In the win over California Baptist, New Mexico State’s lead scorer was Trevelin Queen with 19 points, four rebounds and three assists, and Ivan Aurrecoechea added 13 points and eight boards. Johnny McCants added 11 points with eight boards and one assist there as well. 

New Mexico State is 4-0 ATS in their last four overall and 5-2 ATS in the last seven neutral-site games. New Mexico State is 4-0 ATS in their last four after a straight-up win and the under is 5-0 in the last five after an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, Chicago State is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 after a straight-up loss and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS loss. Chicago State is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral-site games. 

Chicago State’s last couple of games were canceled, which is probably good news since they haven’t recorded a victory since way back on December 4 versus SIU-Edwardsville. Chicago State has issues with just about everything this year, from scoring to defense to, well, okay everything. 

As for New Mexico State, they’ve had a couple of relatively tepid scoring outings but on the whole they’ve been chugging right along during this win streak. The last time these teams met was a 71-49 road victory for NM State, and I don’t see much changing here. I’m going New Mexico State unless the line expands to crazy proportions. 

Andrew’s Pick New Mexico State Aggies -27.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.