The No. 19 Arizona Wildcats (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they challenge the New Mexico State Aggies (2-1) at McKale Memorial Center. Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 17, 2019, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
New Mexico State Aggies at Arizona Wildcats Odds Preview
The last time the Aggies played, they were victorious over the Southern University Jaguars, 79-63. Trevelin Queen was the top scorer from either team with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting. New Mexico State played a flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.587 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9. For those same stats, Southern University was 0.240 and 26.9, respectively.
The Wildcats come in on a high note after thoroughly outplaying the San Jose State Spartans in their last game, 87-39. Arizona rallied around Zeke Nnaji, who was the game’s high scorer with 26 points on 8-for-8 shooting. Arizona dominated every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.548 and a turnover percentage of 9.7. For those same stats, San Jose State was 0.246 and 20.7, respectively.
Points could be at a premium as a pair of the nation’s best defenses face off. Arizona ranks 60th in defensive efficiency (97.7) and New Mexico State is 23rd (94.7) dating back to last season.
New Mexico State Aggies at Arizona Wildcats Odds Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico State, ATS Winner – New Mexico State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Aggies are second in the country with 8.7 assists allowed per game while the Wildcats are 50th with 11.3 assists allowed per game.
New Mexico State ranks 29th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Arizona ranks 34th (5.2).
New Mexico State ranks first in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while Arizona ranks 193rd (3.7).
The Aggies rank 22nd in three pointers attempted per game (27.6) while the Wildcats rank 189th (21.6).
New Mexico State ranks 48th in rebounds per game (38.2) while Arizona ranks 179th (35.3).