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New Mexico vs Utah State Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 1st Betting Odds
Lobos vs Aggies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: New Mexico Lobos at Utah State Aggies
- Where: Logan at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
- Date: Wednesday, February 1st
- Betting Odds: New Mexico +4.5, NMX +159 | UTAHST -197 O/U 154.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Utah State, the New Mexico Lobos will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 19-3. So far, the Lobos have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 5-2. For the season, New Mexico has been the underdog in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Lobos being +4.5 point underdogs.
New Mexico’s leading scorer this season is Jamal Mashburn JR, who is averaging 19.5 points per contest. So far, JR has accounted for 23.66% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.41 rebounds per game and 1.64 assists. Jaelen House is the second leading scorer for the Lobos, averaging 17.41 points per game. Between him and House, they are accounting for 44.8% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, New Mexico is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 34.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.7% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Utah State heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 17-5. So far this season, Utah State has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 11-2. The Aggies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Utah State has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 16-2.
Utah State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Steven Ashworth who is averaging 15.27 points per game for the Aggies. Ashworth 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 Taylor Funk who has hit 45.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.19 points per game.
On offense, Utah State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.13% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Utah State Aggies -4.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Utah State Aggies sitting as -4.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Utah State and New Mexico are averaging 7.76 and 7.78 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Utah State has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Aggies to cover at -4.5.