New Mexico Lobos vs. New Mexico State Aggies - 12/14/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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New Mexico State Aggies at New Mexico Lobos

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Dreamstyle Arena)

UNM -4.5 TOTAL 142.5


The New Mexico State Aggies (6-5) will visit the New Mexico Lobos (9-2) for a rivalry match-up in Dreamstyle Arena. Tickets to this game aren’t easy to come by. Currently, tickets are set at $70 for the lowest ticket. So we’ll stick to betting tickets. 

New Mexico State is led by Trevelin Queen who has scored 14.9 points per game along with 5.5 rebounds per game. Shunn Buchanan leads the team in assists with 3.5 a game. New Mexico State averages 67.5 points per game while allowing 64 points per game. They play a slower tempo than New Mexico State likely due to a low shooting percentage of 42.8. NMSU averages less rebounds, assists, blocks and steals per game when compared to New Mexico. 

New Mexico has won four straight after a big loss to Auburn by the score of 84-59. The Lobos are finally coming around with quality wins against Wisconsin, Boise State and Wyoming. JaQuan Lyle leads the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game while Carlton Bragg Jr. leads the team in rebounding with 10 a game. JJ Caldwell leads the team with 5.6 assists per game. The Lobos average 78.4 points per game while allowing 71.1 points per game.

If New Mexico is able to play a high tempo game, New Mexico State will not be able to keep up and score points with a low shooting percentage. The Lobos are 9-2 on the year and have been battle tested early and coming out with wins. 

Aggies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Lobos are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 games following a straight up win.
Over is 4-0 in Lobos last 4 Saturday games.

This is always a fun rivalry in New Mexico. This time, the Lobos will win based off of leading in ultimately every statistical category and being the home team. The Lobos will get there way in this one. Final Score Predictions: New Mexico wins and covers ATS, 79-72.

Aaron’s Pick New Mexico -4.5

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