Utah Valley Wolverines vs. New Mexico State Aggies ATS Prediction 02/15/20

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The New Mexico State Aggies (20-6, 11-0 WAC) and the Utah Valley Wolverines (9-16, 3-7 WAC) face off at Pan American Center. The Aggies look to prolong their 14-game winning streak. The game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Utah Valley Wolverines vs. New Mexico State Aggies Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Aggies beat the Seattle Redhawks, 72-64, while the Wolverines were beaten by the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros, 80-72.

The Aggies held the Redhawks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 10.8 (below their season average of 28.3) and had a free throw rate of 0.382 (above their season average of 0.217). Utah Valley, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.468). Johnny McCants led the way for New Mexico State, finishing with 14 points and 18 rebounds. Meanwhile, Isaiah White was a key piece for Utah Valley with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, McCants led the Aggies to a 70-56 victory. He put up 13 points and eight rebounds. One of New Mexico State’s biggest strengths was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 15-17 (88.2 percent), while the Wolverines were just 9-14 (64.3 percent).

Utah Valley might have a difficult time putting up points as they square off against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. New Mexico State ranks 30th in defensive efficiency, while the Wolverines rank 294th in offensive efficiency.

Utah Valley vs. New Mexico State Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico State, ATS Winner – New Mexico State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Utah Valley ranks 10th in blocks per game (5.4) while New Mexico State ranks 218th (1.7).
  • The Aggies rank 16th in assists allowed per game (9.9) while the Wolverines rank 96th (11.9).
  • The Aggies rank first in rebounds allowed per game (27.6) while the Wolverines rank 209th (36.6).
  • New Mexico State ranks 49th in three pointers attempted per game (25.5) while Utah Valley ranks 146th (22.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Wolverines have scored an average of 69.6 points per game (0.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.8 points per game (0.8 above their season average).
  • The Aggies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.0, up from 10.8 for the season.