4* WAC Game of the Week
Utah State vs. New Mexico State,
12/03/2011 15:30 EDT,
Score: 24 - 21
Point Spread: +14½/-110 New Mexico State
4* WAC Game of the Week on New Mexico State +14.5
Off last week's upset win over Nevada at home, expect a letdown from Utah State on the road this week. New Mexico State, meanwhile, will be extremely motivated on senior day as it returns home following back-to-back lopsided defeats on the road.
New Mexico State returns 16 starters, 2 more than Utah State, from last year's squad, which only lost to Utah State by 5 points despite entering the contest as an 18.5-point underdog. The year before, New Mexico State was a 10.5-point dog at home and pulled off the 20-17 upset.
Utah State is 4-2 in conference play this season but just 2-3-1 ATS in those games. New Mexico State, meanwhile, is 2-4 in conference action but 5-1 ATS in those contests.
The Utah State Aggies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. They are also are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite of 10.5 points or more.
Lastly, the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. We'll take the points as New Mexico State keeps this one closer than the odds makers think yet again.