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New Mexico State vs UC Irvine 11/26/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UC Irvine Anteaters (5-1) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (2-1)
November 26, 2022 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies / UC Irvine Anteaters ; Over/Under: -
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The UC Irvine Anteaters and New Mexico State Aggies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Orleans Arena. The UC Irvine Anteaters look for their sixth victory. The New Mexico State Aggies look for their third win. 

The UC Irvine Anteaters are averaging 83 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 57.3 points on 34.8 percent shooting. Dawson Baker is averaging 12.4 points and 0.8 assists, while DJ Davis is averaging 12.4 points and 2.2 assists. Bent Leuchten is dishing 1.8 assists and Devin Tillis is grabbing 4 rebounds. The UC Irvine Anteaters are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The UC Irvine Anteaters are allowing 21.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 85 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Deshawndre Washington is averaging 17.5 points and 11 rebounds, while Issa Muhammed is averaging 14 points and 4.5 rebounds. Xavier Pinson is the third double-digit scorer and Marchelus Avery is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 59.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 24.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.

We need to see another performance from the New Mexico State Aggies to believe that game against San Diego wasn’t a fluke. The UC Irvine Anteaters have shown us far more in a larger sample size, and they’re just easier to trust on both sides of the ball right now. New Mexico State has been two completely different teams in its last two efforts. Give me the Anteaters and whatever the line is.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: UC Irvine Anteaters ATS

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