Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bearkats and Aggies. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Aggies at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM. Get ready to place your bets! Sam Houston State is favored by -1 in this Conference USA conference contest against New Mexico State. The game’s over/under currently sits 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.

Will the Bearkats Win on the Road?

So far this season, Sam Houston State has played 26 games and currently has a record of 15-11. When playing on the road, the Bearkats are 5-9, while they are 9-2 at home. As of today’s game, Sam Houston State’s record against the spread this season is 13-12. On the road, the Bearkats are 7-7 vs. the spread, while at home they are 6-5.

So far, Sam Houston State’s games have averaged 142.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 141.2 points. The Bearkats’ last five games have culminated with an average of 142 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Sam Houston State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 83 points against Liberty. This output exceeded their season average of 71.6 points per game. On the offensive front, the Bearkats have a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, ranking 349th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 221st in terms of percentage and 192nd in three-pointers made.

Sam Houston State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.9 points per game. Sam Houston State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Liberty offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 73 points.

Does New Mexico State Have What it Takes at Home?

New Mexico State has played 26 games this season and currently have a record of 11-15. In their last ten home games, which includes games from last year, they have a record of 8-2. As of now, New Mexico State holds an ATS record below .500 at 9-12-1. In their previous five games, they have a 1-3-1 record vs. the spread.

New Mexico State’s games have, on average, featured 141.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 11-11-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.9 points so far. When assessing the Aggies’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 132 points per game.

The New Mexico State offense is coming off a game where they scored 58 points against Western Kentucky. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.7% and connected on 7 threes. Jaden Harris led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Femi Odukale contributed 13 points for the Aggies.

At this time, the Aggies’ defense is positioned 167th in the country, permitting 71.8 points per game. New Mexico State’s three-point defense is currently 127th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.5% of their shots vs. New Mexico State.