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New Mexico State vs Grand Canyon Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds

Aggies vs Antelopes Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: New Mexico State Aggies at Grand Canyon Antelopes
  • Where: Phoenix at GCU Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8th
  • Betting Odds: New Mexico State +7, NMXST +243 | GCAN -313 O/U 141.5

Aggies Preview:

The New Mexico State Aggies will be looking to pick up their 24th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. On the road, the Aggies will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 2-8. So far, the Aggies have been the underdog 13 times, going 3-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

New Mexico State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Xavier Pinson who is averaging 12.96 points per game for the Aggies. Pinson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Deshawndre Washington who has hit 40.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.91 points per game.

On offense, New Mexico State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 32.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.43% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Antelopes Preview:

Grand Canyon will take the floor against the Aggies with an overall record of 15-8. Currently, the Antelopes have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 12-2. The Antelopes’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, Grand Canyon has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 11-6.

Grand Canyon’s leading scorer this season is Rayshon Harrison, who is averaging 16.91 points per contest. So far, Harrison has accounted for 23.11% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.48 rebounds per game and 3.17 assists. Gabe McGlothan is the second leading scorer for the Antelopes, averaging 10.74 points per game. Between him and McGlothan, they are accounting for 37.8% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Grand Canyon this season, as they are currently ranked 194th in college basketball at 71.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Antelopes’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.1%, placing them 172nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: New Mexico State Aggies +7

Heading into this matchup between the Grand Canyon Antelopes and New Mexico State Aggies we have a strong lean on taking the points with New Mexico State at +7. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for New Mexico State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the New Mexico State Aggies at +7. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.