New Mexico State at Louisiana College Football Picks and Predictions 10/13/2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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The New Mexico State Aggies travel to Cajun Field to take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisiana as 8 point favorites. The Aggies have an ATS record of 2-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-2-0. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 3-1-1 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 3-1-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
10/04/18 DB Malik Demby Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Liberty
10/04/18 LB Terrill Hanks Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/30/18 LB Lui Fa'amasino Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Liberty
08/12/18 WR Caleb Mills Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
10/05/18 DT Zi'Yon Hill Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Texas State
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
10/03/18 LB Lorenzo McCaskill Ankle is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico State Aggies are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 131. They have run 415 plays this season for 1,938 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Aggies average 4.7 yards per play, which is 123rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 108 1st downs this year, placing them 87th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Mexico State has run for 583 yards as a team, which ranks 121st in the country. They've run 178 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 54 times for 429 yards so far this season, which has them 5th in the nation in penalties. Josh Adkins has thrown for 736 yards this season. He has completed 57 passes on 93 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 144.8. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
New Mexico State is 123rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 240. They have surrendered a total of 2,695 yards on D, which is 114th in Division 1. The Aggies are ranked 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 100 passes on 176 attempts against the New Mexico State Aggies defense this season, placing them 64th and 70th in the country. The New Mexico State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,222 yards through the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 316 attempts for 1,473 yards this year, putting them in 125th place in D-1 against the run. The Aggies have committed 52 penalties for 489 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 127th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
New Mexico State is ranked 27th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 115 punt return yards and average 9.6 yards per return, which is 58th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 204 yards on special teams, ranking 83rd in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 16 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,257. The New Mexico State Aggies have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 58th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. New Mexico State Aggies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,975 yards on 47 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 59th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns have run for 1,145 yards as a team, which ranks 40th in the nation. They've run 187 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 23 times for 189 yards so far this year, which has them 111th in the country in penalties. They are 89th in Division 1 in points scored with 143. They have run 312 plays this year for 2,092 yards, which ranks them 108th in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns average 6.7 yards per play, which is 19th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 95 1st downs this season, ranking them 114th overall as an offensive unit. Andre Nunez has completed 65 throws while attempting 98 passes for a completion percentage of 66.3%. He has passed for 765 yards this year. He averages 7.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 143.9.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has given up 213 attempts for 1,181 yards this season, putting them in 112th place in the country against the run. They have had 25 penalties for 216 yards on defense this year. That places them 16th in Division 1. Louisiana is 103rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 186. They have given up a total of 2,443 yards on D, which is 101st in the nation. The Ragin' Cajuns are 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opponent offenses have completed 86 throws on 127 attempts against the Louisiana defense this season, ranking them 31st and 10th in the country. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,262 yards in the air, which is 70th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have tried 2 field goals this year and made 1, which is 128th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Louisiana kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 778 yards on 21 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 120th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana is 93rd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 118th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 323 yards on special teams, which puts them 37th in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 23 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,437.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -8
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