The New Mexico State Aggies (19-6, 10-0 WAC) and the Seattle Redhawks (12-12, 5-4 WAC) face off at Pan American Center. The Aggies look to continue their 13-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Seattle Redhawks at New Mexico State Aggies ATS Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Aggies beat the Kansas City Roos 67-61, while the Redhawks barely escaped the Utah Valley Wolverines 87-85.
Seattle dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.1 (worse than their season average of 12.9) and a free throw rate of 0.397 (above their season average of 0.275). For those same stats, Utah Valley recorded marks of 22.4 and 0.311, respectively. The Aggies, meanwhile, made 15 of their 21 free throws (71.4 percent) and held the Roos to an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.2 (below their season average of 26.4). Ivan Aurrecoechea played a key role for New Mexico State with 23 points. Seattle rallied around Terrell Brown, who put up 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
In their first matchup this year, Aurrecoechea led the Aggies to a 75-67 victory. He recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. New Mexico State made good use of their 31 trips to the charity stripe, converting on 26 of them (83.9 percent). Seattle, on the other hand, was 15-18 (83.3 percent).
The prolific offense of New Mexico State will face off against the mid-tier defense of Seattle. The Aggies rank 54th in offensive efficiency, while the Redhawks are 158th in defensive efficiency. The Aggies figure to have the edge on that end of the court. It will also be a showdown of conflicting styles as the up-tempo Redhawks rank 53rd in possessions per game, while the more methodical Aggies rank 340th.
Seattle Redhawks at New Mexico State Aggies Free Pick
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – New Mexico State, ATS Winner – New Mexico State, O/U – Under
- New Mexico State ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (27.6) while Seattle ranks 219th (36.9).
- The Aggies rank seventh in blocks allowed per game (2.1) while the Redhawks rank 95th (3.2).
- Seattle ranks 44th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while New Mexico State ranks 98th (6.2).
- The Aggies rank 72nd in assists per game (14.4) while the Redhawks rank 232nd (11.0).
- New Mexico State ranks 31st in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while Seattle ranks 131st (21.4).
- The Aggies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.4, up from 10.9 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Redhawks have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 78.2 points per game (6.2 above their season average).