New Mexico State at UTEP College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Sun Bowl Stadium
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Sun Bowl Stadium is the venue for the game between the New Mexico State Aggies and the UTEP Miners on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico State as 3 point favorites. The Miners are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0. The Aggies are 0-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-1-0.
Valuable New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 0-4-0 against the spread
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
09/16/18 LB Lui Fa'amasino Concussion is questionable Saturday vs UTEP
09/12/18 DB Malik Demby Stinger is out indefinitely
08/12/18 WR Caleb Mills Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
09/16/18 OL Jerrod Brooks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs New Mexico State
09/01/18 OL Derron Gatewood Leg is out for season
08/29/18 OL Greg Long Undisclosed is out for season
07/28/18 LB Jayson VanHook Academics is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Mexico State Aggies have run for 257 yards as a unit, which ranks 121st in the nation. They've run 117 times, averaging 2.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 38 times for 287 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the country in penalties. They are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 55. They have run 285 plays this year for 1,054 yards, which ranks them 37th in the nation in total offense. The Aggies average 3.7 yards per play, which is 128th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 68 1st downs this season, ranking them 48th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Romero has completed 72 throws while attempting 131 passes for a completion percentage of 55%. He has passed for 609 yards this year. He averages 3 adjusted yards per throw and 4.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 92.4.
The Aggies rush defense has given up 210 attempts for 1,085 yards this season, putting them in 128th place in the country against the run. They have had 38 penalties for 376 yards on defense this year. That places them 129th in Division 1. New Mexico State is 129th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 179. They have given up a total of 1,748 yards on D, which is 125th in the nation. The Aggies are 72nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 59 throws on 106 attempts against the New Mexico State Aggies defense this season, ranking them 89th and 103rd in the country. The New Mexico State pass defense has also surrendered a total of 663 yards in the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miners are 127th in Division 1 in points scored with 34. They have run 184 plays this season for 751 yards, which ranks them 126th in the nation in total offense. The UTEP Miners average 4.1 yards per play, which is 126th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 462 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in the country. They've run 101 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 24 times for 185 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the nation in penalties. Kai Locksley has thrown for 216 yards this season. He has completed 28 passes on 67 attempts for a completion percentage of 41.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 65.9. He averages 3.2 yards per pass attempt and 2.6 adjusted yards per throw.
UTEP is 108th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 106. They have surrendered a total of 1,365 yards on D, which is 105th in Division 1. The Miners are ranked 119th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 38 passes on 59 attempts against the UTEP defense this season, placing them 20th and 11th in the country. The UTEP Miners pass defense has also given up a total of 497 yards through the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 141 attempts for 868 yards this year, putting them in 123rd place in D-1 against the run. The Miners have committed 18 penalties for 164 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 68th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Miners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners +3
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