Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Aggies and Golden Hurricane. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Golden Hurricane at Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with the Golden Hurricane being the favored team playing at home against the Aggies.
NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES VS TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -6.5
This game will be played at Reynolds Center at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Golden Hurricane.
- Not only will Tulsa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can the Aggies Pull the Upset on the Road?
After playing 13 games, New Mexico State has a 5-8 overall record. Looking at their last ten road games, which go back to last year, New Mexico State is 0-10. Currently sitting at 3-5, New Mexico State has an ATS record below .500. However, in their last ten games this season, they have a positive 2-1 record vs. the spread.
New Mexico State’s games have, on average, featured 153.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.9 points so far. Looking at the Aggies’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1 with their games averaging 146 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the New Mexico State offense ended with 72 points against Stephen F. Austin. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.6% and made 8 threes. One area that the New Mexico State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 70th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.
So far, the Aggies’ defense is ranked 209th in the country at 74.2 points per contest. The New Mexico State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Stephen F. Austin to connect on 7 threes.
Is It the Golden Hurricane Game to Lose at Home?
As they prepare for their 11th game, Tulsa will face New Mexico State with a 7-3 record. So far this season, all of the Golden Hurricane’s games have been played on the road. Tulsa enters the game with a solid against-the-spread (ATS) record of 3-2-1. In home games this season, Tulsa has been even better at 3-1-1 ATS. Looking back over their last ten home games, Tulsa has an impressive 5-2-2 (ATS) record.
Tulsa comes in with an over/under record of 4-2-0 through 10 games, with their games averaging a combined 146.3 points per game so far. The Golden Hurricane have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 133 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 76.6 points per game, Tulsa struggled in their previous game. Against Oral Roberts, the Golden Hurricane scored 70 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 42.1%. Offensively, the Golden Hurricane hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 323rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 340th in terms of percentage and 203rd in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Golden Hurricane’s defense holds the 106th rank in the nation, allowing 68.0 points per game. Against Oral Roberts in their most recent game, the Tulsa defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Oral Roberts to hit 45% of their shots.