New Mexico vs Utah State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Utah State Aggies (24-7) vs New Mexico Lobos(22-10)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

Betting Odds: New Mexico-- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

New Mexico Lobos and the Utah State Aggies face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center. When these two faced off on February 1st it was Utah State that secured the 84-73 victory. 

New Mexico Betting Preview

New Mexico comes into this game with a 22-10 record overall and they were able to win on Wednesday. New Mexico put up 87 points against Wyoming, and that led to the 11 point victory. Jaelen House finished with 28 points and Jamal Mashburn Jr finished with 22 points, six rebounds, and three assists. After such a fast start to the season, New Mexico has had some issues the last couple of months, and to make their hopes alive for an NCAA Tournament spot, they have to win this game. New Mexico is averaging 81.2 points while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Jamal Mashburn Jr has been the top player for player for New Mexico averaging 19.5 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. 

Utah State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Utah State who sits with a 24-7 record overall and they have been playing some good basketball heading into this game. In the last game against Boise State, Utah State scored 86 points and that was enough to win by 13 points. Taylor Funk had a strong game finishing with 24 points and eight rebounds. Utah State is averaging 79.1 points while their defense is giving up 70 points per game. Utah State wants to push the pace and put the pressure on opposing defenses. Steven Ashworth is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 45 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This might be the highest scoring game of the entire day. New Mexico is averaging 81.2 points while Utah State is averaging 79.1 points per game. These are both teams that want to push the pace and both teams are going to find success doing that. Both teams are going over 80 points, and the over is going to cash with ease. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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