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New Mexico State vs Utah Valley 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Utah Valley Wolverines (19-10) vs. New Mexico State Aggies (23-6)
March 5, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Mexico State Aggies -8 / Utah Valley Wolverines +8; Over/Under: +134
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The Utah Valley Wolverines and New Mexico State Aggies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pan American Center. The Utah Valley Wolverines look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The New Mexico State Aggies look for a win after splitting their last six games.

The Utah Valley Wolverines are averaging 72.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Fardaws Aimaq is averaging 19.2 points and 1.8 assists, while Justin Harmon is averaging 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Connor Harding is the third double-digit scorer and Le’Tre Darthard is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Utah Valley Wolverines are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Valley Wolverines are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.4 rebounds per game.

The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 71.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Teddy Allen is averaging 19.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Sir’Jabari Rice is averaging 12.2 points and 3.4 assists. Johnny McCants is dishing 2.2 assists and Donnie Tillman is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Aggies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Wolverines last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 games following a ATS loss. The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The New Mexico State Aggies are the better team and should be favored at home, where they win by an average of 13.4 points. However, the Utah Valley Wolverines are a solid team that’s proven they can win on the road, and they enter this contest playing well. This line is rather disrespectful toward Utah Valley. I’ll take my chances with the Wolverines and the free points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Utah Valley Wolverines +8

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