In a dangerous 5 vs. 12 matchup in the NCAA Tournament, the Connecticut Huskies will be taking on the New Mexico State Aggies.
The Huskies have been solid all season long, but they came up short against Villanova in the Big East Tournament. New Mexico State, on the other hand, needed to run the table and did exactly that, winning the WAC Tournament.
Will the Aggies be able to keep their momentum rolling? Let’s examine this UConn vs New Mexico State matchup and determine the best odds and bets to place.
UConn vs New Mexico State Odds
UConn vs New Mexico State odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook and current as of 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 15.
- Moneyline: UConn (-320) vs New Mexico State (+250)
- Spread: UConn -7 (-110) vs New Mexico State +7 (-110)
- Over/Under: Over 131.5 (-110) / Under 131.5 (-110)
- Implied Score: UConn 69.25, New Mexico State 62.25
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UConn vs New Mexico State Prediction
Aside from an early-February slide, UConn has been able to bounce back from any adversity this season very quickly. For this reason, they have been ranked for much of the year. There were some solid teams in the Big East they played tough against all season long, proving this is a consistent and resilient ball club.
The same can be said for New Mexico State, but they don’t get as much recognition due to their level of competition. This will be their first game this season against a ranked team, but don’t think they will view themselves as underdogs. Look for Teddy Allen to make a name for himself in this game.
UConn vs New Mexico State Score Pick
UConn 68, New Mexico State 63
The tempo will be slow and the points will likely be nice and low in the first half. While the scoring should pick up in the second half, this isn’t suddenly going to turn into a barnburner.
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UConn should emerge victorious in this matchup, but New Mexico State is going to be nipping at their heels the entire time.
UConn vs New Mexico State Best Bets
New Mexico State +7 (-110) at Caesars
Wager: 1 Unit
New Mexico State has lost just two games this season by more than seven points, and one of those losses came all the way back in November. This is a resilient team that won’t go away against UConn.
Additionally, UConn is just 1-4 against the spread in their past five games, while New Mexico State is 5-2 in their past seven.
UNDER 131.5 Total Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
Wager: 1 Unit
As stated above, the pace and points will be slow in this one. The Under has hit in four of the past five games for UConn, and it’s also hit in four of the past six games for New Mexico State.
Bank on this one being a low-scoring affair.