New Mexico St. @ Dixie St.
Current Records: New Mexico St. 19-3; Dixie St. 11-12
What to Know
The New Mexico St. Aggies have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. New Mexico St. and the Dixie St. Trailblazers will face off in a WAC battle at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday at Burns Arena. The Aggies won both of their matches against Dixie St. last season (76-66 and 68-56) and are aiming for the same result this time around.
New Mexico St. strolled past the Seattle Redhawks with points to spare on Saturday, taking the matchup 79-64.
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers predicted a rough game for Dixie St. on Saturday, and boy were they were right. Their bruising 81-52 loss to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks might stick with them for a while.
New Mexico St. is the favorite in this one, with an expected 10.5-point margin of victory. If their 12-6 record against the spread is anything to go by, the prospects look good for bets placed on them.
The Aggies are now 19-3 while the Trailblazers sit at 11-12. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: New Mexico St. have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 38.50%, which places them 14th in college basketball. Less enviably, Dixie St. is stumbling into the contest with the 35th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 74.6 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against Dixie St.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Burns Arena -- St. George, Utah
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Aggies are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Trailblazers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 10.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
New Mexico St. have won both of the games they've played against Dixie St. in the last three years.
- Mar 06, 2021 - New Mexico St. 68 vs. Dixie St. 56
- Mar 05, 2021 - New Mexico St. 76 vs. Dixie St. 66
Injury Report for Dixie St.No Injury Information
Injury Report for New Mexico St.
- Marsei Caston: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)