Betting on today’s Aggies and Bearkats game? Catch the action at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville, TX, as the Bearkats hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on CBSS. The odds for this Conference USA conference game currently have Sam Houston State as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142 points.

NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES VS SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Sam Houston State Bearkats -4.5

This game will be played at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Bearkats.
  • Not only will Sam Houston State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can New Mexico State Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

After starting the season 0-8 on the road, the Aggies have now won two consecutive games. For the season, they are 9-10 overall and 3-1 in Conference USA.

So far, New Mexico State has been the underdog in 10 of their 19 games, and they have yet to win in that role. Their record as the underdog is 0-10.

Against the spread, New Mexico State has gone 8-7 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 4-4 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for New Mexico State sits at 8-7 this season. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 143.9 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 141.9. Today’s over/under line of 142 is similar to the average scoring total in their last three games (139).

In their most recent game, the Aggies’ offense tallied 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.4 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Robert Carpenter who comes into today’s matchup averaging 10.6. Christian Cook also heads into the game with a PPG average of 9.7.

New Mexico State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.3 points per game. In today’s game vs. Sam Houston State, the New Mexico State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, New Mexico State made 18 free-throws vs. the Aggies.

Can the Bearkats Grab a Win at Home?

Sam Houston State comes into this game with a record of 10-9, including a 3-1 mark in Conference USA play. At home, the Bearkats are 5-2 this season, and they have won three straight games at home.

For the year, Sam Houston State has been favored in 10 games, going 8-2 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +7.1 points per game, compared to -6.5 on the road.

Overall, Sam Houston State has an ATS record of 9-9 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 3-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bearkats have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Sam Houston State games is 11-7. On average, their games have finished with 143.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 140.1, resulting in an average margin of 3.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 142 is similar to their average scoring total over their last five games (142 points).

Against Liberty, the Sam Houston State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.7 points per game. They scored 66 points and posted a field goal percentage of 46.3% in the game. Lamar Wilkerson led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, Davon Barnes contributed 19 points for the Bearkats.

The Bearkats’ defense is presently ranked 157th nationally, allowing an average of 71.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Liberty, the Flames finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 82 points vs. Sam Houston State.