Utah State at New Mexico State Arizona Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
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The Utah State Aggies head to Arizona Stadium to play the New Mexico State Aggies on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 3 point favorites. The Aggies are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-3-0. The Aggies are 6-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-7-0.
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Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 9-3-0 against the over/under
The Utah State Aggies are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 6-5-1 against the spread
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
09/05/17 RB Tonny Lindsey Jr. Shoulder out for season
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah State Aggies are 44th in the country in points scored with 372. They have run 832 plays this year for 4,726 yards, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 5.7 yards per play, which is 62nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this season, ranking them 100th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah State has run for 2,041 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in college football. They've run 440 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 72 times for 655 yards so far this year, which has them 67th in the country in penalties. Kent Myers has passed for 1,275 yards this year. He's completed 125 throws while attempting 199 passes for a completion percentage of 62.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 122.9. He averages 5.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Utah State is 68th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 324. They have given up a total of 4,820 yards on D, which is 72nd in D-1. The Aggies are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 180 throws on 322 attempts against the Utah State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 14th and 14th in the nation. The Utah State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,182 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 598 attempts for 2,639 yards this season, putting them in 115th place in the country against the run. The Aggies have had 88 penalties for 685 yards on defense this year. That places them 82nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah State is 23rd in the country in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 271 punt return yards and average 11.3 yards per return, which is 22nd in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 688 yards on special teams, which puts them 66th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 20 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,684. The Utah State Aggies have tried 19 field goals this year and made 17, which is 31st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90%. Utah State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 46 for 46 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,893 yards on 70 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 73rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 1,247 yards as a team, which ranks 123rd in college football. They've run 324 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The New Mexico State Aggies have been penalized on offense 84 times for 670 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the country in penalties. They are 54th in the nation in points scored with 355. They have run 910 plays this season for 5,478 yards, which ranks them 4th in Division 1 in total offense. New Mexico State averages 6 yards per play, which is 45th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 274 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Rogers averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 279 passes on 451 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.6. He has thrown for 3,374 yards this season.
The New Mexico State Aggies rush defense has allowed 474 attempts for 1,979 yards this year, putting them in 63rd place in D-1 against the run. New Mexico State has committed 82 penalties for 698 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 90th in college football. They are 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 366. They have surrendered a total of 4,772 yards on D, which is 65th in the country. The Aggies are ranked 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 239 passes on 408 attempts against the New Mexico State defense this season, placing them 95th and 96th in Division 1. The New Mexico State Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 2,794 yards through the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico State Aggies have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 11, which is 86th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. New Mexico State kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 38 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,858 yards on 70 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 78th in Division 1 in punting average. New Mexico State is ranked 106th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 77 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 564 yards on special teams, ranking 103rd in kick return yardage. The New Mexico State Aggies average 21 yards per kick return and they are 38th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,119.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the New Mexico State +3
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