The Bearkats and Aggies are set to face off at 9:00 ET on CBSS. The Aggies will host the game at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM. Sam Houston State is favored by -1 in this Conference USA conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 139.5 points.


The Pick: New Mexico State Aggies +1

This game will be played at Pan American Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Aggies.
  • Not only will New Mexico State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Pressure Builds for Sam Houston State as Away Favorites

Sam Houston State currently has a 15-11 record through their first 26 games. In road games, they are 5-9, while they are 9-2 on their home court. Sam Houston State has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 13-12. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.

Up to this point, games involving Sam Houston State have had an average of 142.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 141.2 points. Their over/under record is 14-11-0. The Bearkats have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Sam Houston State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 83 points against Liberty. They achieved a 54.9% field goal percentage and went 18/24 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Davon Barnes, who is averaging 13.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Lamar Wilkerson also maintains a PPG average of 14 heading into game.

Currently, the Bearkats’ defense holds the 138th rank in the nation, allowing 70.9 points per game. Against Liberty in their most recent game, the Sam Houston State defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Liberty to hit 54% of their shots.

Can the Aggies Please their Home Crowd?

Today, New Mexico State will face Sam Houston State with a record of 11-15. In their last ten home games, New Mexico State has an 8-2 record, including games from last year. As of now, New Mexico State has an ATS record of 9-12-1, which is below .500. In terms of their overall ATS performance this season, they are 4-9 on the road and 5-3-1 at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 26 games, New Mexico State has an over/under record of 11-11-0, with their games averaging 141.5 points per game on average. The Aggies’ last five games have culminated with an average of 136 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

In their most recent game, the New Mexico State offense put up just 58 points vs. the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Overall, they are now averaging 68.5 points per game which is 365th in the country. The top scorer for the Aggies was Jaden Harris with 13 points, while Femi Odukale also chipped in with 13 points.

Coming into today’s game, the New Mexico State defense is giving up an average of 71.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Sam Houston State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.3%.