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College Basketball Picks: New Mexico State Aggies vs. Arizona Wildcats

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 11, 2013

College Basketball Picks: New Mexico State Aggies vs. Arizona Wildcats

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    The Arizona Wildcats are 33-4 straight-up at home against nonconference opponents during the Sean Miller era, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Wednesday, as they prepare to take on the New Mexico State Aggies at the McKale Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 14-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this nonconference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.


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New Mexico State Aggies

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    The New Mexico State Aggies have dropped three consecutive games, including an 80-68 setback to the Gonzaga Bulldogs last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Aggies are 8-10-1 against the spread as an underdog.

Arizona Wildcats

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    The Arizona Wildcats have held every opponent to 66 or fewer points this season, which has led to the program ranking ninth in the country in scoring defense.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Wildcats are 6-1 straight-up and 3-4 against the spread as home favorites of 12.5 to 15 points since the 2011-12 campaign.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Arizona Wildcats, as the New Mexico State Aggies are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games when taking on Pac-12 Conference opponents.

    College Basketball Pick: Arizona Wildcats -14


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