N. Mexico St. vs. San Diego St. Odds
San Diego State is 29-4 on the season and coming out of the Mountain West while New Mexico State went 26-9 and won the WAC Tournament title. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, San Diego State is the favorite to win, as the Aztecs have odds of -6.5 points against New Mexico State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 128 points (View Matchup). These two last met in 2001 with New Mexico State getting a 94-79 victory.
San Diego State went 18-12 against the spread this season and hit the under a remarkable 22 times. The Aztecs had won six straight prior to a loss in the Mountain West Tournament finals. San Diego State comes in with the second-ranked defense in the country, as it allows just 56.6 points per game while holding opponents to 38.4 percent shooting from the field and 28.7 percent from 3-point land. Offensively, San Diego State is posting 70.6 points per game. The team is led by Xavier Thomas, who averages 16.8 points and 3.2 assists per game.
New Mexico State went 8-5 against the spread this season while hitting the under in 7 of 10 lined games. The Aggies have won nine of their last 10 games entering March Madness and come in with an offense that averages 77.2 points per game and shoots 49.1 percent from the field, which ranks ninth nationally. Defensively, the Aggies hold opponents to 66.9 points per game. Daniel Mullings leads New Mexico State as he averages 16.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
These two will face off in the second round of the West Region, today at 9:57PM ET on truTV. The game will be held from the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA.