Florida International vs New Mexico State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

New Mexico State (12-18) vs Florida International (10-20)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Pan American Center)

Betting Odds: New Mexico State -2.5 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The FIU Panthers and New Mexico State Aggies face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Pan American Center. FIU is coming off a loss while New Mexico State picked up a win in the last game. 

FIU Coming off Another Loss

FIU have had some struggles all season and they were defeated in the last game against UTEP. FIU scored 76 points and they ended up losing by seven points. Jayden Brewer had a strong game putting up 23 points, four rebounds, and two assists. FIU on the season is averaging 74.1 points while their defense is giving up 76.8 points per game. Arturo Dean is averaging 13.2 points while shooting 41.7 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from behind the three point line.

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New Mexico State Coming Off a Win

New Mexico State faced off against Jacksonville State in the last game and they were able to secure the 66-64 victory. Femi Odukale had a strong game putting up 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. New Mexico State is averaging 67.3 points while their defense is giving up 72 points per game. The defense is ranked 185th and they are going to need the offense to be good here. Femi Odukale is averaging 11 points while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the three point line.

FIU vs New Mexico State Betting Prediction

These are two teams that have been awful this season and it’s going to be no different in this game. FIU is averaging 74.1 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score New Mexico State is averaging 67.3 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Both teams are going to run up the score, and this game is going to go over the total. This is a strong play.

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

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