Betting on today’s Bears and Aggies game? Catch the action at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM, as the Aggies hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 148.5 points, and the Aggies are the home favorites against the Bears in a non-conference matchup.
NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS VS NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Northern Colorado Bears +7
This game will be played at Pan American Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE NORTHERN COLORADO BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-71 in favor of the Bears.
- Not only will Northern Colorado pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Northern Colorado Offense Score Enough on the Road?
As they prepare for their second game of the season, Northern Colorado has a 0-1 overall record. In their last three road games, which includes games from last year, Northern Colorado has a road record of 1-2. When looking at Northern Colorado’s ATS performance, they currently sit at 0-1 heading into today’s game. Taking into account their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Northern Colorado has a 3-5 ATS record.
Coming off their opening game, Northern Colorado’s over/under record is 0-1-0, after going 20-11-0 last season. In the Bears’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 77 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-1.
Most recently, the Northern Colorado offense finished with just 64 points vs. Colorado State. For the game, they hit 7/27 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 36.9%. On offense, Northern Colorado has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 49th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 69%.
In the current season, the Northern Colorado defense has excelled, sitting 64th in the nation by allowing 67.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 3.3 threes per game vs. New Mexico State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 12.8%.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored New Mexico State?
Heading into today’s match, New Mexico State has a record of 0-2. In their last three home games, which includes last year, New Mexico State has recorded a 0-3 record at home. New Mexico State’s ATS record heading into today’s game is 0-2. Looking back to last season, New Mexico State is 2-5 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
Up to this point, games involving New Mexico State have had an average of 148.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 138.5 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Aggies have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 74 points per game and an over/under record of 1-2.
Coming off their recent game, the New Mexico State offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against UC Irvine. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.9%, and they made 7 threes. Jaden Harris is leading the team in scoring at 12.8 points per contest. Robert Carpenter has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.2 going into the game.
Currently, the Aggies’ defense holds the 65th rank in the nation, allowing 67.2 points per game. So far, the New Mexico State defense is giving up an average of 7.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.8 times per game (286th).