Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Aggies versus the Golden Panthers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL. This Conference USA conference matchup has an over/under of 145.5 points, and the Golden Panthers are favored to win at home vs. the Aggies.

NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES VS FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: FIU Golden Panthers -2.5

This game will be played at Ocean Bank Convocation Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Golden Panthers.
  • Not only will FIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will New Mexico State Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After starting the season 0-10 on the road, New Mexico State has won two straight games, including a 63-53 victory over UTEP. The Aggies are still looking for their first road win of the season, as they are 0-7 away from home.

Overall, New Mexico State is 7-9, including a 1-0 record in Conference USA action. They have gone 6-9 in non-conference games, and they are 0-9 when they are the underdog.

As the underdog, New Mexico State has been solid vs. the spread this season with a record of 5-4. Over their last three games as the underdog, the Aggies are a perfect 3-0 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in New Mexico State’s games this year (142.5). So far, the over/under record in their games is 7-5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 121 points and their OU record in that span is 0-3. This season, 50% of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

Against UTEP, the New Mexico State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 70.4 points per game. They scored 63 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44% in the game. In terms of offense, the Aggies have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 289th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 259th in percentage and 284th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Aggies’ defense holds the 155th rank in the nation, allowing 71.6 points per game. Against UTEP in their most recent game, the New Mexico State defense gave up a total of 53 points while allowing UTEP to hit 44% of their shots.

Does FIU Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

FIU Golden Panthers are coming off a 70-63 loss to Jacksonville State and have lost two straight games. They are 4-5 at home this season and 5-11 overall. FIU has gone 2-1 in their last three home games, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 5-5.

So far this season, FIU has been the favorite in eight games and has gone 4-4 in those matchups. The Golden Panthers are 0-7 when they have been the underdog.

FIU has an ATS record of 6-9 this season and they are 4-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Panthers have gone just 3-7 ATS. At home, their ATS mark vs. the spread is 4-5 this year.

FIU’s over/under record this season is 8-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 150.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 points is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (149.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 159 points.

Compared to their season average of 76.9 points per game, FIU struggled in their previous game. Against Jacksonville State, the Golden Panthers scored 63 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40%. Arturo Dean is leading the team in scoring at 12.6 points per contest. Javaunte Hawkins has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.8 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the FIU defense is giving up an average of 76.6 points per contest. So far, the FIU defense is giving up an average of 9.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.1 times per game (685th).