Utah State at New Mexico - 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Utah State at New Mexico - 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

New Mexico Lobos (7-7) vs Utah State Aggies (9-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (The Pit)

Betting Odds: New Mexico Lobos +6 -- Over/Under: 153 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Utah State Aggies will travel to play the New Mexico Lobos in a Mountain West Conference game on Saturday night.

The Utah State Aggies are 9-5 (0-1) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Utah State is coming off of a loss to Air Force by a score of 49-47 in their last game. Utah State shot 32.7% from the field and 5.3% from three-point range in the loss. Justin Bean led the Aggies with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Utah State is averaging 77.2 points per game and is giving up 68.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.7 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game. Justin Bean is averaging 19.8 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per game, while Brandon Horvath is averaging 13.1 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Aggies. Utah State is shooting 48.2% on field goals, 72.9% on free throws, and 37.3% on three pointers.

The New Mexico Lobos are 7-7 (0-1) this season and have lost three of their last four games. New Mexico lost to Nevada in their last game by a score of 79-70. New Mexico turned the ball over 17 times and allowed their opponent to shoot 42.6% from the field in the loss. Jaelen House led the Lobos with 18 points and 6 assists in the game. New Mexico is averaging 78.9 points per game and is giving up 77.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. Jamal Mashburn Jr. is averaging 18.3 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game, while Jaelen House is averaging 16.7 points per game and 4.5 assists per game for the Lobos. New Mexico is shooting 42.9% on field goals, 75% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers.

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Utah State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The over is 5-1 in Utah State’s last 6 road games. New Mexico is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games. The over is 9-4 in New Mexico’s last 13 home games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.

Utah State played one of their worst games of the season in their loss to Air Force and will look to bounce back here. New Mexico is terrible on defense, allowing over 77 points per game. I am counting on Utah State to fix its shooting woes and like them to cover.

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David’s Pick Utah State -6

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