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.

Can Sam Houston State Stun the Crowd at Pan American Center?

Heading into their 27th game of the year, Sam Houston State carries a 15-11 record. In away games, the Bearkats have gone 5-9 this season, while they have a 9-2 record at home. Up to this point, Sam Houston State has been solid against the spread, sitting above .500 with a 13-12 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Sam Houston State has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 26 games, Sam Houston State comes in with an over/under mark of 14-11-0, with their games averaging 142.6 points per game. 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. Davon Barnes was the leading scorer for the Bearkats, putting up 16 points. In addition, Lamar Wilkerson contributed 14 points.

On defense, Sam Houston State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. New Mexico State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.6%.

Will New Mexico State Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Heading into their 27th game of the season, New Mexico State has a record of 11-15 for the year. In their previous ten games at home, which includes last year, New Mexico State has an 8-2 record. As of today’s game, New Mexico State has a 9-12-1 record against the spread. In their last five games, the team is 1-3-1 ATS.

In 26 games, New Mexico State comes in with an over/under mark of 11-11-0, with their games averaging 141.5 points per game. Looking at the Aggies’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 132 points per game.

The New Mexico State offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 58 points versus Western Kentucky. During the game, they attempted 25 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 39.7%. In terms of offense, the Aggies have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 333rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 340th in percentage and 294th in three-pointers made.

New Mexico State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 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.