New Mexico State at Connecticut: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

New Mexico State at Connecticut: 3/17/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Connecticut Huskies (23-9) vs New Mexico State Aggies (26-6)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 6:50 pm (KeyBank Center)

Betting Odds: Connecticut Huskies -7.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Mexico State Aggies will play the UConn Huskies in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The New Mexico State Aggies are coming off of a 14 point win against Abilene Christian in their last time out. The Aggies won the WAC as Clayton Henry had 15 points to lead the Aggies. Sir’Jabari Rice had 11 while Teddy Allen and Mario McKinney had 10 in the win.

The New Mexico State Aggies are led in scoring by Teddy Allen who averages 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds for this team. Sir’Jabari Rice averages 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds a game for this team. Johnny McCants is the third leading scorer for the Aggies as he averages 8.5 points a game for this team.

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The Aggies are averaging 73.3 points per game on 45.7% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65 points per game. They are shooting 69.8% from the free throw line.

The UConn Huskies are coming off of a 3 point loss against Villanova in their last time out. Tyrese Martin led the Huskies with 19 points. Adama Sanogo scored 15 in the Big East Semifinal loss.

The UConn Huskies are led in scoring by RJ Cole who averages 15.7 points and 3.5 rebounds for this team. Adama Sanogo averages 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds a night. Tyrese Martin is the third leading scorer for the Huskies as he averages 13.7 points a game for this team.

The Huskies are averaging 75.3 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.2 points per game. They are shooting 75% from the free throw line.

The Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games as an underdog, but are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog. The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 NCAA Tournament games. The Huskies are alsp 8-3 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games as a favorite. The Aggies won’t be able to keep up with UConn as they should win and cover to move on.

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Clayton’s Pick Connecticut -7.5

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