Auburn Tigers vs. New Mexico State Aggies First Round Betting
The best offshore sportsbooks online favor the Auburn Tigers to defeat the NMSU Aggies by 6.5 points in their first round match. The Tigers finished the season with a 26-9 record (11-7 in SEC play). Additionally, Auburn went 19-15-1 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. AU won the SEC championship in an 84-64 win over Tennessee as five-point underdogs. New Mexico State posted a 30-4 record in the season (15-1 in Western Athletic Conference play). Also, the Aggies finished 16-15-1 against the point spread. NMSU beat Grand Canyon 89-57 in the WAC championship game as four-point chalk. Coincidentally, Grand Canyon was the first victim in the Aggies’ current 19-game winning streak. However, against Auburn, they will be underdogs for the first time in that stretch. And for only the fourth time this season.
Auburn Tigers vs. New Mexico State Aggies Odds
- Date: Thursday March 21, 2019
- Time: 1:30 PM (EDT)
- Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT
- Odds from GTBets.eu:
|New Mexico State||+6 (-110)||146 (-110)||+225|
|Auburn||-6 (-110)||146 (-110)||-265|
The best possible for best offshore sportsbooks online users to bet on Auburn is this. The Tigers play in the SEC while the Aggies play in the WAC. NMSU shoots 52.2% from the floor, which ranks No. 10 in the country. By way of comparison, AU shoots 49.6% (No. 55). However, I’ll take 49% in the SEC over 52% in the WAC any day. And so should you. Auburn is 4-0 on a neutral court this season. New Mexico State is 3-0, but the Tigers are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in the first round of the NCAA tournament since 1999. Moreover, AU is 20-2 SU and 14-7-1 ATS as a favorite of six points or more. And 3-4 SU and 1-6 ATS as a favorite of six points or fewer.
The Tigers climbed to No. 14 on the AP poll following the SEC championship game. “Happy for our team, our university,” head coach Bruce Pearl said. “The championship means so much because it might have been the best year the SEC has had in how many? Auburn is its tournament champion? That says a lot about these guys, our coaching staff and the program.”
Betting New Mexico State
The Aggies won the WAC championship game by 32 points. More than enough to cover the four-point spread. And also quite sufficient evidence of the lack of competition from which NMSU suffered throughout the season. And which just may come back to haunt them against the Tigers in the first round of the NCAA tourney. As well as their lack of Auburn experience.
“I know [Bruce Pearl] well and I’ve know him for a long time,” Aggies head coach Chris Jans said. “One of my best friends in the business is Steve Forbes, who used to work for [Pearl] at Tennessee. I know they are going to be very athletic and I know they will be well coached. That is pretty much all I know about them right now.” You might want to start Googling them, Jans, so that you can learn more about them. The Aggies are 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games.
Pick: New Mexico State has not lost a single game since California Baptist upset them on January 3rd. On the other hand, the Aggies have not played an actual, real team since they lost to Kansas on December 2nd. All things considered, the gap between Auburn and NMSU is too large for the latter to cover. And so is the point spread established by the best offshore sportsbooks online.