Planning on watching today's Miners 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 CBSS. The over/under for this Conference USA conference contest is set at 139.5 points, with the Aggies being the favored team playing at home against the Miners.

UTEP MINERS VS NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Mexico State Aggies -2

This game will be played at Pan American Center at 9:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE NEW MEXICO STATE AGGIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-71 in favor of the Aggies.
  • Not only will New Mexico State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can UTEP Grab a Win on the Road?

UTEP enters today's game with a record of 8-6. Over their last ten road games, UTEP has a 2-8 record, which includes games from last year. Prior to today's game, UTEP holds a 2-8-1 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

In 14 games, UTEP comes in with an over/under mark of 4-7-0, with their games averaging 137.5 points per game. The Miners' last five games have finished with a combined 139 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Coming off their recent game, the UTEP offense tallied 61 points in a matchup against Seattle. Their field goal percentage for the game was 34%, and they made 4 threes. David Terrell Jr was the leading scorer for the Miners, putting up 9 points. In addition, Corey Camper Jr contributed 8 points.

At this time, the Miners' defense is positioned 119th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. Against Seattle in their most recent game, the UTEP defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Seattle to hit 34% of their shots.

Does New Mexico State Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

New Mexico State will be taking the court for the 16th time this season and currently hold a 6-9 overall record. In their last five home games, which includes last year, New Mexico State has gone 3-2. As of today's game, New Mexico State holds a 6-5 record against the spread. In their last ten games this season, New Mexico State has been impressive, going 4-0 vs. the spread.

So far, New Mexico State's games have averaged 147.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 142.9 points. The Aggies' last five games have finished with a combined 138 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

In their previous game, the Aggies' offense finished with 66 points, which is right in line with their current average of 70.9 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Robert Carpenter who comes into today's matchup averaging 10.9. Christian Cook also heads into the game with a PPG average of 10.2.

So far, the Aggies' defense is ranked 176th in the country at 72.8 points per contest. So far, the New Mexico State defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.9 times per game (635th).