CappersInfo is back with its Texas Arlington Mavericks vs. New Mexico State Aggies picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Saturday night tilt.
WAC Tournament Picks: Texas Arlington Mavericks vs. New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Saturday, March 16th, 11:00 ET
Location: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Texas Arlington vs. New Mexico State Live TV: ESPNU
The oddsmakers might be making a crucial mistake by giving too much respect to the Aggies in this spot in the WAC Final. Make no mistake about this: New Mexico State is a great team, and it was probably either the best or the second best team in the WAC at the outset of this season. However, losing C Tshilidzi Nephawe to a hand injury and now F Tyrone Watson to an ankle injury really has crushed this team. We tend to think that the only reason that NMSU is still in this tournament is because the two foes that it has faced have both been lousy teams that only won 12 games apiece this whole season. Meanwhile, Texas Arlington is starting to hit its stride. It hasn’t played a great schedule to get to this point in the season either, but the oddsmakers knew that this was a distinct possibility. The Mavericks were only +2.5 against the Utah State Aggies, who were one of the favorites to capture this league title. New Mexico State won the last meeting of these two teams by just three points when it was favored by 9.5, and it was trounced back in December in Arlington. It just doesn’t seem to be a pretty spot for the Aggies to be laying points. We know that the points could be crucial in this one. We’ll hope for the upset, but know that we have a buffer if we’re wrong.
Texas Arlington vs. New Mexico State Pick: Texas Arlington Mavericks
WAC Final Prediction: Texas Arlington 71 – New Mexico State 67