New Mexico State vs Utah Valley College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/12/21
2021-03-12 23:00:00 EDT
The New Mexico State Aggies and Utah Valley Wolverines meet Friday in the college basketball WAC Semifinal at the Orleans Arena.
The New Mexico State Aggies look for another win after beating UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 71.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jabari Rice is averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds while Donnie Tillman is averaging 10.9 points and 1.9 assists. Johnny McCants is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Gilyard II is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
The Utah Valley Wolverines look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Utah Valley Wolverines are averaging 74.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jamison Overton is averaging 15.9 points and 2.3 assists while Trey Woodbury is averaging 14.7 points and four rebounds. Fardaws Aimaq is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Cole is dishing 1.4 assists. The Utah Valley Wolverines are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 62.3 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Valley Wolverines are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Aggies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The Wolverines are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Aggies last 9 overall. The under is 9-4 in Wolverines last 13 Friday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The New Mexico State Aggies haven’t had a lot of success against the spread this season, but there’s no question they’ve been the better team this season and are playing the better ball right now. New Mexico State is winning its last five games by an average of 9.4 points. The Utah Valley Wolverines have the rest advantage, but their offense has dropped a lot lately and they only scored 60 points in the last meeting against the Aggies. New Mexico State should advance to the WAC final.