CBSS has the television coverage for this Lobos vs. Aggies matchup. Kickoff takes place at 3:30 on Friday, November 24th. This week 13 CFB showdown is being played at University Stadium in Albuquerque NM. In a matchup between two Mountain West teams, the Aggies are 8.5 point favorites on the road. Find out my best bets on the spread, total and moneyline.
UTAH STATE AGGIES VS NEW MEXICO LOBOS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Utah State Aggies -8.5
This game will be played at University Stadium at 3:30 ET on Friday, November 24th.
WHY BET THE UTAH STATE AGGIES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 37-27 in favor of Utah State.
- Not only will Utah State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 62 points, and we like the over with a projected 64 points.
Are Utah State Ready for a Road Win?
The Utah State Aggies take on the New Mexico with a 5-6 record, including 1-3 on the road and 2-3 at home.
Utah State’s average scoring differential for the season is 0 leading to an ATS mark of 4-5. The Aggies have been favored two times and the underdog in seven games
So far this season, Utah State boasts an over/under record of 6-3. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 66.4 points, while the average over/under line has been 55 points.
On the ground, the Aggies are 36th in college football at 414 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 176.1 (44th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 34.3 and have a per game average of 265.4. Overall, they are 25th in points (33.2 PPG).
The Aggies defense heads into this week’s matchup with 20 sacks and sitting 1st in QB hurries. So far, they’ve allowed 33.2 points per game (139th). In the pass defense department, they’re 82nd nationally, giving up 217.8 passing yards per game. Additionally, when it comes to defending the run, Utah State’s defense is allowing 189.4 rushing yards per contest.
Can the Lobos Lock in a Home Win?
So far, the New Mexico Lobos are 4-7, including going 1-4 on the road and 1-3 at home.
So far, New Mexico has been favored one time and the underdog in eight games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-6 and an average scoring differential of -8.3.
So far this season, the average over/under line for New Mexico’s games has been 53 points. The Lobos have an over/under record of 6-3 heading into this week’s game.
On the offensive side, New Mexico has averaged 26 points per game this season. This figure has them 61st in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 219.4 passing yards, is ranked 75th nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 33rd in rushing yards with an average of 390 rushing attempts per contest this season.
The Lobos defense faces off against Utah State with 12 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. When it comes to points allowed, they’re giving up 34.3 points per game which is 142nd in the nation. Against the pass, they’re 121st in the NCAA, allowing 237.6 passing yards per game. New Mexico’s run defense is yielding 164.5 rushing yards per contest.