New Mexico State Aggies vs. Kansas Jayhawks ATS Prediction


The second-ranked Kansas Jayhawks (7-0) and their outstanding offense welcome the New Mexico State Aggies (7-1) and their tremendous defense. Action gets underway at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on ESPN2.

New Mexico State Aggies at Kansas Jayhawks ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Jayhawks defeated the 10th-ranked Michigan State Spartans 92-87, while the Aggies beat the North Dakota State Bison 73-56.

New Mexico State played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.6 and a turnover percentage of 9.9. For those same stats, North Dakota State was 13.5 and 15.5, respectively. The Jayhawks, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (11.6 vs. 19.5) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.3 vs. 19.4). Dedric Lawson played well for Kansas, contributing 20 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. New Mexico State was lifted by JoJo Zamora, who finished with 16 points and five rebounds.

The game should be a battle of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Kansas takes on the elite defense of New Mexico State. Dating back to last season, the Jayhawks rank 16th in offensive efficiency, while the Aggies are 22nd in defensive efficiency. Also, the Aggies have been among the country’s best on the offensive backboards, ranking 32nd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent). The Jayhawks, meanwhile, rank 269th at grabbing defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 69.8 percent.

New Mexico State vs. Kansas ATS Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Kansas, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • New Mexico State ranks 11th in rebounds per game (41.0) while Kansas ranks 176th in rebounds allowed per game (35.3).
  • The Aggies rank fourth in assists allowed per game (9.2) while the Jayhawks rank 146th (13.0).
  • New Mexico State allows the 18th-fewest steals per game (4.9) while Kansas ranks 48th (5.3).
  • The Aggies rank 14th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Jayhawks rank 173rd (3.6).
  • New Mexico State ranks 105th in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while Kansas ranks 260th in three pointers allowed per game (25.0).