Utah State is trying when to win back-to-back Western Athletic Conference Tournament titles when they take on the New Mexico State at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. Utah State began its quest for a second straight conference title with an 84-60 defeat over Boise state and then followed that with an 85-55 win over Louisiana Tech. In their most recent meeting Utah State came out on top with an 81-63 victory. The player to watch tonight is Gillenwater. He brings energy off the bench and is averaging 14.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Utah State allowed Louisiana Tech to take an early two-point lead in the opening moments of their meeting on Friday, but after that the Bulldogs were forced to play catch-up the rest of the way as they shot just 8-of-27 from the field in the first half and 34.5 percent for the game, compared to a staggering 58.8 percent by one of the top shooting teams in the nation. These two teams met in the 2007 championship game with New Mexico State coming out on top 72-70. Listed below are your betting lines, trends and predictions for this 2010 WAC Championship game.
New Mexico State vs. Utah State Betting Line and Odds:
New Mexico State +9.5 (-110)
vs Utah State -9.5 (-110)
Over 145.5 (-110)
Under 145.5 (-110)
New Mexico State vs Utah State WAC Championship Predictions:
Spread Prediction – I think this 9.5 spread has been set to high for the Aggies. Although I think Utah will win, because they are the better all around team, I don’t think they’ll be able to cover this spread in this WAC championship game. The New Mexico State Aggies are 11-4-1 Against the spread in their last 16 games overall, and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. Take New Mexico to beat this 9.5 point spread.
Over/Under – Utah has scored at least 81 points in their last three games. To further demonstrate the offensive power that Utah possesses, they are shooting a staggering 58.8 percent from the floor – one of the top shooting teams in the nation. The over is 7-3 in Utah States last 10 neutral site games. Throw down your bet on the OVER 145.5 total points here.