TOM STRYKER’S FREE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SELECTION THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH
#758 UTAH ST (-) over New Mexico at 9 PM EST
Watch out for the Aggies in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. Utah State actually applies to a strong postseason situation that boasts a magnificent 96-45 ATS record for 68.0 percent and it will have no worries in this quarterfinals matchup. New Mexico cruises into this contest off an easy 10-point revenge win and cover over Wyoming and the Lobos will have their hands full in this battle.
Without question, this is a solid spot for State. These two MWC schools hooked up twice this season and USU won both by finals of 68-66 at the Pit and 71-55 in its own backyard. Equally impressive, when coming off a straight up win, the Aggies hold a sensational 238-178-7 ATS record provided their opponent does not arrive off a blowout loss of 10 points or more. If Utah State is facing an opponent that played on the road or at a neutral site last, this team trend improves to a solid 143-92-2 ATS including a profitable 95-55-2 ATS if they arrive off a conference battle.
Sporting a weak 10-16 SU and 9-14 ATS record in their last 26 games, this Lobos bunch isn’t as good as teams they’ve had in the past. On the road or at a neutral site, UNM has performed even worse notching a dismal 3-10 SU and 2-9 ATS mark including 0-5 SU and ATS in this set if it is priced as an underdog. Please note: Those five blemishes came by 20, 16, 12, 29 and 16 or an average of 18.6 points per game. Overall, as a pooch, New Mexico holds a surprising 14-39 SU and 22-31 ATS mark including 3-22 SU and 8-17 ATS if its opponent holds a team won/loss percentage of .724 or higher.
The Aggies are well rested (last played on March 5th) and head coach Craig Smith has them playing their best basketball of the season. Take Utah State. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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