New Mexico State at Minnesota College Football Parlay 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
TCF Bank Stadium
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TCF Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the New Mexico State Aggies and the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 17 point favorites. The Golden Gophers were 4-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-6-0. The Aggies were 7-5-1 ATS and their over/under record was 5-8-0.
Valuable New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies were 5-8-0 against the over/under last season
The New Mexico State Aggies were 7-5-1 against the spread last year
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Minnesota Golden Gophers were 4-7-1 against the spread last year
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
08/12/18 WR Johnathan Boone Hamstring is probable Saturday vs Wyoming
08/12/18 DB Komotay Koffie Knee is "?" Saturday vs Wyoming
08/12/18 WR Caleb Mills Collarbone is out indefinitely
08/04/18 DL Cedric Wilcots II Academics is OUT weeks 1-2
07/09/18 LB Terrill Hanks Wrist is probable Saturday vs Wyoming
07/02/18 DB Ron LaForce Foot is "?" Saturday vs Wyoming
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
07/05/18 RB Shannon Brooks Leg is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico State Aggies ran for 1,431 yards as a team last year, which ranked 116th in the nation. They ran 354 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies were penalized on offense 88 times for 714 yards last year, which had them 25th in the country in penalties. They were 52nd in Division 1 in points scored with 381. They ran 993 plays last year for 5,853 yards, which ranked them 5th in the nation in total offense. The Aggies averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 48th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last season, ranking them 38th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Romero is expected to start the season for New Mexico State. His early season performance will be a good indicator of how good this offense can be.
The Aggies rush defense gave up 519 attempts for 2,166 yards last season, putting them in 69th place in the country against the run. They had 88 penalties for 771 yards on defense last year. That placed them 99th in Division 1. New Mexico State was 93rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 386. They gave up a total of 5,213 yards on D, which was 84th in the nation. The Aggies were 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses completed 264 throws on 452 attempts against the New Mexico State Aggies defense last season, ranking them 106th and 109th in the country. The New Mexico State pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,047 yards in the air, which was 88th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico State Aggies tried 17 field goals last year and made 13, which was 75th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 77%. New Mexico State Aggies kickers made 93% of their extra points, going 40 for 43 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,316 yards on 81 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranked them 74th in the NCAA in punting average. New Mexico State was 110th in the country in punt returns with 12 last season. They totaled 77 punt return yards and averaged 6.4 yards per return, which was 81st in D-1. They returned 29 kicks for 677 yards on special teams, which put them 85th in kick return yardage. The Aggies averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 35th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,607.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Gophers were 108th in Division 1 in points scored with 265 last year. They ran 758 plays last season for 3,702 yards, which ranked them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The Minnesota Golden Gophers averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 117th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 197 1st downs last year, placing them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota ran for 2,189 yards as a team, which ranked 59th in the country. They ran 526 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Gophers were penalized on offense 40 times for 340 yards last season, which had them 130th in the nation in penalties. Zack Annexstad is a walk-on who is expected to start the season at quarterback. The Gophers inexperience at the position will be the main story line to follow this season.
Minnesota was 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 274 last season. They surrendered a total of 4,160 yards on D, which was 15th in Division 1. The Golden Gophers were ranked 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses completed 210 passes on 332 attempts against the Minnesota defense last season, placing them 40th and 17th in the country. The Minnesota Golden Gophers pass defense also gave up a total of 2,094 yards through the air, which was 5th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 422 attempts for 2,066 yards last year, putting them in 60th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Gophers committed 64 penalties for 640 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 59th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota was ranked 115th in the nation in punt returns with 10 last year. They accumulated 36 punt return yards and averaged 4 yards per return, which was 119th in college football. They returned 35 kicks for 754 yards on special teams, ranking 61st in kick return yardage. The Minnesota Golden Gophers averaged 22 yards per kick return and they were 124th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,492. The Golden Gophers attempted 20 field goals last season and made 14, which was 65th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 70%. Minnesota kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 last year. Their punters totaled 2,849 yards on 67 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That placed them 44th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -17 and over 47 total points
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