Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos NCAAB Betting Picks and Prediction for Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos – The Utah State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos NCAA Men’s Basketball matchup on January 16, 2024 promises to be an impressive spectacle, as both teams possess incredible skill and determination. Scheduled for The Pit in Las Cruces, NY with airing on FS1, it has already captured fans and Canadian sportsbooks alike who eagerly anticipate seeing how this high-stakes matchup plays out. While Utah State entered with a 16-1 record and 14-3 overall mark for their opponents respectively; Lobos were no match at The Pit as their counterparts are determined not only with respectable 14-3 records but significant implications for overall NCAA standings!

Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET

Location: The Pit


Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos Betting Odds


Utah State Aggies Analysis

Utah State Aggies have been an outstanding offensive team this season. Averaging 81.6 points per game and boasting efficient field goal shooting of 50.2% while managing to hit three-pointers at 31.5% from deep has propelled their dynamic attack en route to an outstanding 16-1 record.

Defensively, the Aggies have displayed both strengths and vulnerabilities. While their blocks (4.3 per game) and steals (8.1 per game) excelled, their average of 11.3 turnovers per game has put them in tenuous situations at times; nonetheless, their overall defensive strategy has proven an invaluable complement to their offensive prowess.

Utah State forward Great Osobor has been exceptional. Averaging 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, his presence has been felt on both ends of the court; with shooting efficiency (59.1% FG) and defensive contributions making him a vital piece in this matchup.

New Mexico Lobos Analysis

On offense, the New Mexico Lobos average 70.2 points per game with an emphasis on perimeter shooting. They attempt an average of 19.2 three-pointers a game and make an average of 6.4 (33.4% 3P FG). Their key guard Donovan Dent averages 15.7 points per game to help strengthen their offensive strategy with his scoring and playmaking ability.

At times, the Lobos struggled on defense; specifically limiting turnovers (13.7 per game) and fouls (21.8 per game). But they’ve proven adept at creating steals (7.1 per game) and keeping their defensive rebounding presence strong (25.4 per game).

Donovan Dent has made an indelible mark in both scoring and assists/steals per game for his team, contributing an average of 6.1 assists and 1.7 steals on both ends of the floor. His ability to control pace while creating for others will be essential when facing off against Aggies.

Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos Against the Spread

Utah State Aggies have displayed consistency over their last five games, going 5-0 against the spread. Their road games against the spread have seen more tumult; going 3-3. Additionally, totals have gone OVER in two of those five contests, indicating an affinity for high-scoring affairs.

New Mexico Lobos betting trends, on the other hand, have been more inconsistent. Though they’ve earned three wins out of their past five matches overall and two on their road trips against the spread, their totals have only gone over once in that span, suggesting low scoring outcomes may prevail.

Utah State Aggies vs. New Mexico Lobos Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Utah State Aggies. The Aggies’ superior overall record and offensive capabilities give them an edge in this matchup.

Spread: Utah State Aggies. Considering their recent form and New Mexico’s struggles against the spread, particularly in road games, Utah State seems a safer bet.

Total: Over. Given Utah State’s high-scoring games and their ability to go OVER in totals, this matchup could likely see a lot of points on the board.

Predicted Score: Utah State Aggies 78, New Mexico Lobos 70

Overall, while the matchup between Utah State Aggies and New Mexico Lobos should be closely contested, Utah State seems to have an edge. Their offensive dominance and solid defense, combined with New Mexico Lobos’ inconsistencies make Utah State more reliable as an NCAAB pick and prediction. Bettors should pay particular attention to both moneyline and spread markets with Utah State being favored in both. It’s essential that bettors monitor any changes in odds or team news leading up to game day for optimal betting strategy.