While Utah State continues to move up in the national polls and has a 15-game winning streak, when the Aggies head to New Mexico, the college basketball betting lines have New Mexico as the favorite.
Utah State has won the last seven games against New Mexico, including three wins on the road. This is the first time since 2018 that the Lobos are favored against Utah State.
When looking at the college basketball spread, New Mexico is favored by six points even though Utah State has won 15 games in a row.
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Utah State forward Max Agbonkpolo, who averaged 5,4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 10 games, is out for the season with a foot injury.
While only three New Mexico players have appeared in all 17 games, each of the 10 players who average more than 10 minutes per game are expected to be available for this matchup.
Utah State moved up six spots to No. 17 in the USA Today coaches poll and went from 20th to 16th in the Associated Press poll. New Mexico is not receiving votes in each of the two national polls.
When looking at the college basketball futures odds, Utah State’s odds of winning the national title have gone from +25000 to +15000 since the season began. New Mexico (+400) was ahead of Utah State (+1600) in the odds of winning the Mountain West title at the start of the season.
Utah State vs New Mexico Game Information
- Game: Utah State 16-1 (4-0 Mountain West) vs New Mexico 14-3 (2-2 Mountain West)
- Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Location: The Pit, Albuquerque, NM
- Utah State vs New Mexico Live Stream: TBS.com
Utah State lost its only game this season as a road underdog. New Mexico is 8-0 as the home favorite.
New Mexico has covered in seven of its eight games as a home favorite this season. Utah State has failed to cover in its last four games when listed by the sportsbook as the road favorite.
Utah State vs New Mexico Odds and Spreads
Utah State vs New Mexico Betting Trends
- New Mexico (+400) was ahead of Utah State (+1600) in the odds of winning the Mountain West title at the start of the season.
- New Mexico has covered against the Las Vegas odds in its last six home games.
- New Mexico is 11-3 against the spread as a favorite this season.
- Each of Utah State’s five road games has finished over the total.
- New Mexico has covered in each of the last five home games against Utah State.
- The total has landed over in seven of Utah State’s last 10 games.
- In the last six road games for the Aggies, the total went over.
- Utah State has covered in five of the last six meetings with New Mexico.
Against the Spread Pick: Utah State +6
Utah State was lucky to survive in its last road game, converting a rare five-point play with less than 10 seconds to play to give the Aggies their only lead against UNLV. It was enough to win the game. New Mexico rolled past a ranked San Diego State game the last time out so it is understandable why the Lobos are favored in this game.
With the college basketball spread listing a line of six points, there is some wiggle room for those who aren’t sure if Utah State will win at New Mexico. It is worth going with the underdog Aggies to cover.
Over/Under Pick: Under 157
Utah State looks to tighten things up a bit on defense after allowing 86 points to UNLV.
Both teams score in the low 80s and are in the mid-60s in scoring defense. This could have the intensity of a conference tournament game so don’t look for a ton of points.
Player Prop Pick: Utah State’s Great Osobor to score over 19.5 points (-122)
Montana State transfer Great Osobor has lived up to his name in his first season at Utah State. He has four straight 20-point games for the Aggies. He has attempted at least eight foul shots in four of the last five games so he should be able to have another strong game against New Mexico.
Osobor is averaging 22.7 points in six road games and it won’t be a surprise to see him go over 20 points once again.
Utah State vs New Mexico Prediction
Questions Of The Day
Is Utah State favored to win the March Madness in 2024?
There are 55 teams with better odds of winning the national championship than Utah State’s +15000 odds.
Which team has the better home-court advantage?
Both New Mexico and Utah State are undefeated at home. The Aggies hope to change that by giving the Lobos their first home loss.