The fourth-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks take on a tough 12th seeded New Mexico State Aggies in a potentially thrilling matchup. Both teams are continuing their search to see just how far they will go in the tournament.
This matchup could come down to a few key plays at the end. Find out below which team has a shot at moving into the next round so you can get ready to bet against their March Madness Odds.
Men’s College Basketball March Madness Betting: #12 New Mexico State vs #4 Arkansas Match Preview
New Mexico State Aggies at Arkansas Match Info
- Venue: KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York
- Date: 8:40 PM ET March 19, 2022
- Coverage: TNT
Arkansas Razorbacks (26-8)
They have a great opportunity to make another Elite Eight appearance this year if everything continues in their favor. Their 0-3 stat to the season was the wake-up call they needed in order to win the next 14 out of 15 conference games.
They have a 7-2 against the spread record on the road, so they have proven to battle anywhere regardless of the environment. In addition, they have won over crowds with their emphasis on fast-paced basketball and getting to the rim.
They have a similar offense like an NBA team would, with tons of pick and rolls and post-ups. The only key to beating them this year has been locking up the paint and having the best defender guard JD Notae, who averages 18.4 points per game.
New Mexico State Aggies (27-6)
The New Mexico State Aggies have a hot streak coming into this matchup, with four straight victories out of their last five games. Their recent upset of fifth-seeded UConn shows they mean business. They have been averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up just 63, which is very similar to what they accomplished against the Huskies.
They are coming back to the tournament picture since they missed it in 2019. They have been consistently in the tournament since 2012, and it is back on top of the mid-major attitude like fans are used to seeing.
A former Nebraska Cornhusker Teddy Allen leads the team in scoring with 19.9 points per game along with Sir’Jabari Rice, who chips in 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Odds for Razorbacks vs Aggies
The market has this matchup coming in fairly close. MyBookie has the point spread and moneyline odds currently placed at:
- Razorbacks: -6.5 (-110), -280 straight up
- Aggies: +6.5 (-110), +230 straight up
*odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
After Teddy Allen dropped 37 points and was the only player to score over 10 for the Aggies, you have to wonder if the Razorbacks are going to respond. They cannot allow him to go off like that if they want to win.
The Razorbacks will make adjustments and do what they do best to get the job done. Look for them to win the game and potentially cover the spread.