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New Mexico State vs. Grand Canyon - 3/16/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Grand Canyon vs. New Mexico State
Date & Time Saturday March 16, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Line
The Line: New Mexico State -3.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
TV Channel
ESPNU
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NCAA BB | Grand Canyon vs. New Mexico State
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The Grand Canyon Antelopes and New Mexico State Aggies meet Saturday in the college basketball WAC Championship at the Orleans Arena.

The Grand Canyon Antelopes look for another victory after sneaking by Utah Valley on Friday. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are averaging 75.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Carlos Johnson is averaging 14.2 points and 1.3 assists while Alessandro Lever is averaging 12.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Michael Finke is the third double-digit scorer and Damari Milstead is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Grand Canyon Antelopes are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Grand Canyon Antelopes have won four their last seven non-home games.

The New Mexico State Aggies haven’t lost since January 3 and are coming off a win Friday against UT Rio Grande Valley. The New Mexico State Aggies are averaging 77.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 65.1 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Ivan Aurrecoechea is averaging 11.1 points and 1.3 assists while Eli Chuha is averaging 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. A.J. Harris is grabbing 1.7 rebounds and Trevelin Queen is dishing 1.4 assists. The New Mexico State Aggies are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The New Mexico State Aggies have won each of their last nine non-home games.

The Antelopes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The Aggies are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 games following a ATS loss and 56-27-5 ATS in their last 88 Saturday games. The under is 31-15-1 in Aggies last 47 neutral site games The over is 8-0 in Antelopes last 8 overall.

Grand Canyon has made a nice run to get to this spot and has been really profitable to bettors this season, which includes an 11-7 ATS record in non-home games. Still, the New Mexico State Aggies are the cream of the crop in this conference and show nightly just how dominant they are. New Mexico State hasn't lost a game since January 3, and is winning its last five games by an average of 22 points while shooting 49.5 percent from the field and allowing 39.5 percent shooting. It's just beatdown after beatdown for the Aggies. So, while the two meetings this season were decided by a combined six points, I have to eat the chalk with the more consistent, trustworthy team.

Pick:
New Mexico State -3.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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