Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Aggies vs Tigers CBB Odds
Looking for New Mexico State Aggies vs. Clemson Tigers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Aggies taking on the Tigers on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Viejas Arena, San Diego, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Aggies Tigers matchup.
(28-5) #12 New Mexico State Aggies vs. #5 Clemson Tigers (23-9)
Midwest Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 PM ET
Venue: Viejas Arena, San Diego, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Tigers -5
CBB Betting Total: 133
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This is an interesting matchup. Sure 12 seeds are always good for bagging at least one #5 every year and the Aggies have a very gaudy record.
Clemson kind of looks a lot like a team that could fall early. They are in a big conference but are probably not playing their best ball right now.
New Mexico State Aggies
The Aggies dominated in the WAC this season, winning the regular season and conference titles. They only lost twice in conference.
Finding good comparables can be difficult for small conference teams but in this case it is easy. The Aggies beat Miami by 9 and so did Clemson.
New Mexico State has two leaders. In terms of scoring it is Zach Lofton who averages 19ppg. This is actually his fourth school.
They also have the second best rebounder in the country in Jemerrio Jones, all 6 foot five, 200 pounds of him. He is amazing with more than 13 boards per game.
The Tigers had a really nice season. They finished fourth in the ACC and lost in the conference tourney against champ Virginia.
This team was really hot early but struggled some when they lost top player Donte Grantham. He is not expected back unfortunately.
Clemson is happy to play a slow pace and so is NMSU so this one could get pretty boring. They are better athletically and are used to good competition.
The key will be getting at least a couple of players to step forward…at the same time. The likes of Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell can do but they need to coordinate. Not just have one.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Aggies are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
- Aggies are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
- Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Free New Mexico State Aggies vs. Clemson Tigers NCAAB Prediction:
Of course Clemson is the favourite in this one but the Aggies couldn’t have asked for a better first round game.
They play similar styles and the gap between them may not be that wide.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: New Mexico State +5
I like the Aggies to be the #12 that upsets this March. Let the madness begin.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: New Mexico State 69 – Clemson 67
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