The Aggies and Bulldogs are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs will host the game at Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. The odds for this Conference USA conference game currently have Louisiana Tech as the -11 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 135.5 points.

NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES VS LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -11

This game will be played at Thomas Assembly Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Louisiana Tech pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -11.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog New Mexico State?

After losing their last game to Sam Houston State by a score of 79-67, New Mexico State is looking to break their nine-game losing streak on the road. So far this season, the Aggies are 0-9 on the road compared to 5-2 at home.

Overall, New Mexico State has a record of 9-11, including a 3-2 mark in Conference USA games. As the underdog, the Aggies are 0-11 compared to 5-0 when they are favored.

As the underdog this season, New Mexico State has an ATS record of 5-6. On the road, the Aggies have gone 4-5 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 road games, they have an ATS mark of 4-6.

Today's over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in New Mexico State's games this season (141.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

The Aggies' offense wrapped up their last game with 67 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 70.2 points per contest. The top scorer for the Aggies was Jordan Rawls with 18 points, while Femi Odukale also added 17 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Aggies' defense is nationally ranked 148th, allowing 71.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, New Mexico State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 29.1% this season.

Can the Bulldogs Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Through 20 games, Louisiana Tech has been dominant at home, going 7-0 with an average scoring margin of +12.6 points per game. They have won their last seven games at home, and their last 10 games at home, and they have only been the underdog in five of their 20 games.

Coming into tonight's game, the Bulldogs are 14-6 overall and have won four straight games. They have gone 4-1 in Conference USA action, and they are 10-5 in non-conference games. In their most recent game, they defeated UTEP by a score of 68-54.

As the favorite, Louisiana Tech has gone 8-4 vs. the spread this season and is 3-0 in their last 3 games as the favorite. At home, the Bulldogs are 5-2 vs. the spread this year and 5-2 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today's over/under line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Louisiana Tech's games this season (137.6). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 136 points.

The Louisiana Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 68 points against UTEP. They posted a field goal percentage of 47.7% and connected on 6 threes. Daniel Batcho led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Tahlik Chavez chipped in with 18 points.

Louisiana Tech's defense has been playing well, ranking 17th nationally, with 63.7 points allowed per game. In their previous game vs. UTEP, the Miners finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 54 points vs. Louisiana Tech.