Betting on today's Gamecocks and Aggies game? Catch the action at Pan American Center in Las Cruces, NM, as the Aggies hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 131.5 points, and New Mexico State is favored by -2.5 vs. Jacksonville State in a Conference USA conference matchup.

JACKSONVILLE STATE GAMECOCKS VS NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Mexico State Aggies -2.5

This game will be played at Pan American Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Aggies.
  • Not only will New Mexico State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Gamecocks Pull Off a Road Win?

Heading into their matchup with New Mexico State, Jacksonville State has a record of 11-11, including a 3-4 mark in Conference USA games. So far this season, the Gamecocks have gone 8-7 in non-conference games and 4-7 on the road.

Over their last 10 games on the road, Jacksonville State has gone 4-6, including a current three-game losing streak. In their last outing, the Gamecocks lost to UTEP by a score of 79-71.

As the underdog this season, Jacksonville State has an ATS record of 6-6 and an overall ATS mark of 10-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Gamecocks have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Jacksonville State games is 8-12, and today's over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (134.7). So far, 10 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Jacksonville State offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against UTEP. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.7%, and they made 3 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Kyky Tandy who comes into today's matchup averaging 18.9. Quincy Clark also heads into the game with a PPG average of 8.5.

In the current season, the Jacksonville State defense has excelled, sitting 26th in the nation by allowing 64.5 points per game. In today's game vs. New Mexico State, the Jacksonville State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Jacksonville State made 23 free-throws vs. the Gamecocks.

Will New Mexico State Win at Home?

After losing their last two games, New Mexico State will look to get back on track when they host Jacksonville State as 2.5-point favorites. So far, the Aggies have gone 5-0 as the favorite this season.

At home this season, New Mexico State has gone 5-2, and they have won their last four games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +0.7 points per game.

When looking at New Mexico State's ATS record this season, they have gone 8-9. At home, their ATS mark is 4-3. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aggies have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in New Mexico State's games this season (141.5). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their most recent game, the New Mexico State offense put up just 53 points vs. the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Overall, they are now averaging 69.9 points per game which is 333rd in the country. Offensively, the Aggies have a season long field goal percentage of 42%, which is 332nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 279th in percentage and 281st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the New Mexico State defense is giving up an average of 71.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 73 points vs. New Mexico State.