The New Mexico State Aggies (2-2) will be at home in the Pan American Center when they challenge the New Mexico Lobos (4-1). Action starts at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
New Mexico Lobos at New Mexico State Aggies Odds Preview
In the Lobos’ last contest, they lost a tough one against the UTEP Miners, 66-63. JaQuan Lyle had a solid performance for New Mexico, leading the team in scoring with 19 points on 4-for-12 shooting. UTEP held the Lobos to an effective field goal percentage of 0.439 (below their season average of 0.598). New Mexico, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.408 (above their season average of 0.360).
The Aggies are trying to rebound after their 83-53 loss to the No. 19 Arizona Wildcats in their last outing. With 12 points and seven rebounds, Trevelin Queen played well for New Mexico State. Arizona did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (13-15; 86.7 percent). New Mexico State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 26.9).
New Mexico State figures to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Aggies rank 18th in offensive efficiency, while the Lobos rank 193rd in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2018-19 season. Opposite tempos will be on display in this meeting. The fast-breaking Lobos rank 21st in possessions per game, while the more methodical Aggies rank 256th.
The Aggies won both matchups against the Lobos last season. In the most recent matchup, New Mexico State won 100-65. The Aggies’ 38.2 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Lobos, who had a rate of 20.4.
New Mexico Lobos vs. New Mexico State Aggies Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – New Mexico State, ATS Winner – New Mexico State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Aggies rank first in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while the Lobos rank 122nd (3.2).
New Mexico State averages 27.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. New Mexico ranks 100th in three pointers allowed per game (21.2).
New Mexico State ranks second in assists allowed per game (8.8) while New Mexico ranks 284th (15.6).
The Aggies rank first in rebounds allowed per game (28.5) while the Lobos rank 235th (36.6).
New Mexico State ranks 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.2) while New Mexico ranks 218th (6.9).