New Mexico State vs. St. Mary's Prediction
Will St. Mary’s roll tonight versus heavy underdog New Mexico State when the two teams clash at 11:00PM ET in the first round of the NIT tournament?
The Gaels opened as 12-point home favorites for tonight’s opening round matchup with the Aggies but according to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, St. Mary’s now -10.5. As for the over/under, the number opened at 130.5 before being bet up a full point to 131.5.
St. Mary’s fell short in the West Coast Conference championship game versus Gonzaga but still won 27 games this season. The Gaels were also 18-1 at home and won by an average of 19 points per game while allowing just 58. They were also 5-0 versus WAC teams and 7-0 against the spread versus non-conference teams this season and should roll tonight against an opponent that has struggled to cover on the road of late.
The Aggies are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games while the Gaels are a perfect 7-0 at the betting window in their last seven non-conference games. St. Mary’s is also 8-1 ATS in its last nine games versus Western Athletic opponents.
TUESDAY NIT FREE PICK: ST. MARY’S GAELS -10.5