Northern Colorado Bears vs. New Mexico State Aggies Betting Prediction


The Northern Colorado Bears (6-2) and their phenomenal offense travel to New Mexico State to take on the Aggies (7-2) and their stifling defense. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, December 17, 2018.

Northern Colorado Bears vs. New Mexico State Aggies ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Aggies were victorious over the North Dakota State Bison 73-56, while the Bears had no trouble getting past the Colorado College Tigers 126-56.

Northern Colorado played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and a free throw rate of 0.338. For those same stats, Colorado College put up marks of 8.8 and 0.100, respectively. New Mexico State, on the other hand, played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.6 and a turnover percentage of 9.9. North Dakota State was 13.5 and 15.5, respectively, for those same stats. JoJo Zamora had a solid performance for New Mexico State with 16 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Northern Colorado was lifted by Trent Harris, who recorded 33 points.

The battle on the backboards could prove decisive, pitting strength against strength. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Aggies rank 47th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.6 percent), while Northern Colorado ranks 20th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.1 percent). Furthermore, the Bears rank 55th in offensive efficiency (112.5), while the Aggies rank 39th in defensive efficiency (93.3).

Northern Colorado Bears at New Mexico State Aggies Odds Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – New Mexico State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northern Colorado ranks first in three pointers allowed per game (15.2) while New Mexico State ranks 92nd (21.3).
  • The Aggies are 18th in the NCAA with 4.9 steals allowed per game while the Bears are 48th with 5.5 steals allowed per game.
  • New Mexico State allows the 10th-fewest assists per game (9.4) while Northern Colorado ranks 28th (10.4).
  • The Aggies rank 23rd in rebounds per game (40.9) while the Bears rank 104th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3).
  • New Mexico State is 24th in the NCAA with 2.3 blocks allowed per game while Northern Colorado is 55th with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.