New Mexico State vs UT Rio Grande Valley: WAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The WAC conference tournament continues Thursday as the No. 3 seed New Mexico State Aggies (10-7) face off against the No. 6 seed UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (9-9) at Orleans Arena, tipping off at 11:00 PM ET on ESPN+. New Mexico State is an  favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

New Mexico State Betting Information

  • New Mexico State has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, amassing a record of 4-9 against the spread.
  • The Aggies are 0-2 against the spread this season when they are at least an 11-point favorite.
  • The Aggies and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 5 of 13 games this season (38.5%).
  • The Aggies defeated Dixie State 68-56 in their last outing on Saturday. Donnie Tillman racked up a team-high 22 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 12.5 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 140 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

New Mexico State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jabari Rice 15 13.5 5.3 2.3 0.7 0.4 1.9
Donnie Tillman 15 10.9 5.8 1.8 0.7 0.3 0.4
Johnny McCants 17 10.4 6.2 1.8 0.9 0.9 1.3
Clayton Henry 15 8.9 4.9 1.7 0.8 0.1 1.3
Evan Gilyard 16 8.9 2.1 3.1 1.0 0.0 1.4

UT Rio Grande Valley Betting Information

  • UT Rio Grande Valley holds a losing record ATS this season, covering four times, not covering seven times, and pushing one time.
  • 33.3% of UT Rio Grande Valley’s 12 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Vaqueros got a team-high 19 points from Javon Levi in a 69-58 loss to Tarleton State on Saturday. They were favored by 3 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 127 points to go under the 131 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

UT Rio Grande Valley Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Sean Rhea 12 15.2 6.2 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.2
Javon Levi 13 10.3 4.6 5.3 2.9 0.0 0.9
Quinton Johnson II 15 10.3 6.5 2.3 0.8 0.3 1.5
Laquan Butler 17 8.9 1.6 1.5 1.1 0.1 1.4
Uche Dibiamaka 18 8.8 3.3 1.3 0.9 0.4 1.2

Total Facts

  • New Mexico State’s games this season have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday’s matchup total (131 points) in 47.1% of opportunities (eight out of 17 matchups).
  • In 14 out of UT Rio Grande Valley’s 18 games this year (77.8%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Thursday’s matchup.
  • The over/under for the matchup of 131 is 13.3 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Aggies (71.2 points per game) and the Vaqueros (73.1 points per game).
  • This game’s over/under is 0.1 fewer points than the 131.1 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Aggies games is 135.1 points, 4.1 more than the over/under of 131 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 9.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Vaqueros games this season (140.3 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/2/2021 New Mexico State Neutral Court -9 135.5 -453 +342 Regular Season 69-51 NM ST
2/22/2020 N/A New Mexico State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-62 NM ST
1/25/2020 N/A UT Rio Grande Valley N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-62 NM ST
2/23/2019 N/A New Mexico State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-79 NM ST
1/26/2019 N/A UT Rio Grande Valley N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 63-61 NM ST

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