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Western Kentucky vs New Mexico State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - CUSA Tournament

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Western Kentucky vs New Mexico State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - CUSA Tournament

The No. 3 seed Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (19-11, 8-8 CUSA) will hit the court in CUSA tournament against the No. 6 seed New Mexico State Aggies (13-18, 7-9 CUSA), Thursday at 9:00 PM ET live on ESPN+.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Western Kentucky vs. New Mexico State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 14, 2024
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Huntsville, Alabama
  • Arena: Von Braun Center

Western Kentucky vs. New Mexico State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Western Kentucky win (74.9%)

Before you bet on Thursday's Western Kentucky-New Mexico State spread (Western Kentucky -5.5) or over/under (148.5 points), take a look at the betting trends and insights below.

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Western Kentucky vs. New Mexico State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Western Kentucky has covered 16 times in 27 games with a spread this season.
  • New Mexico State has compiled an 11-16-0 record against the spread this year.
  • Western Kentucky (6-4) covers a higher percentage of games when it is favored by 5.5 points or more this season (60%) than New Mexico State (7-8) does as a 5.5+-point underdog (46.7%).
  • The Hilltoppers have done a better job covering the spread at home (7-4-0) than they have in road affairs (8-5-0).
  • Against the spread, the Aggies have performed better at home (6-5-0) than away (4-10-0).
  • Western Kentucky's record against the spread in conference action is 10-6-0.
  • New Mexico State has five wins against the spread in 16 CUSA games this year.

Western Kentucky vs. New Mexico State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Western Kentucky has won in nine, or 64.3%, of the 14 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • This season, the Hilltoppers have been victorious six times in seven chances when named as a favorite of at least -255 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • New Mexico State has won 11.1% of the games this season it was the moneyline underdog (2-16).
  • The Aggies have gone 1-11 when they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +205 or longer (8.3%).
  • Western Kentucky has an implied victory probability of 71.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Western Kentucky vs. New Mexico State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Western Kentucky has a +157 scoring differential, topping opponents by 5.2 points per game. It is putting up 80.2 points per game to rank 40th in college basketball and is giving up 75 per contest to rank 272nd in college basketball.
  • Don McHenry's 15.2 points per game lead Western Kentucky and rank 265th in the nation.
  • New Mexico State has been outscored by 4.3 points per game (posting 67.6 points per game, 317th in college basketball, while conceding 71.9 per outing, 177th in college basketball) and has a -132 scoring differential.
  • Christian Cook's 11 points per game paces New Mexico State and ranks 873rd in college basketball.
  • The 39.7 rebounds per game the Hilltoppers average rank 21st in college basketball, and are 3.1 more than the 36.6 their opponents record per outing.
  • Babacar Faye averages 5.7 rebounds per game (ranking 416th in college basketball) to lead the Hilltoppers.
  • The Aggies pull down 33.7 rebounds per game (278th in college basketball) while allowing 35.1 per contest to opponents. They are outrebounded by 1.4 boards per game.
  • Femi Odukale's 6.6 rebounds per game lead the Aggies and rank 226th in the country.
  • Western Kentucky averages 94.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (180th in college basketball), and gives up 88.6 points per 100 possessions (60th in college basketball).
  • The Aggies rank 316th in college basketball averaging 88.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 219th, allowing 94.1 points per 100 possessions.

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