UTEP vs New Mexico State College Football Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: UTEP Miners vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, NM
Odds/Point Spread: New Mexico State -6.5
Aggie Memorial Stadium is the site where Josh Adkins and the New Mexico State Aggies will play the UTEP Miners on Saturday. UTEP opens this matchup as 6.5-point dogs. The Miners are 3-7-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 4-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the UTEP Miners took on the UAB Blazers and took the defeat by a score of 37-10. Mitchell Crawford led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 26 yards on 1 carries which gave him an average of 26.0 yards per tote. Jacob Cowing was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 85 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 17.0 yards per reception during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Miners was Gavin Hardison who went 16/37 with 222 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Miners ran the football 29 times and earned a total of 90 yards which had them averaging 3.1 yards per carry. In the game, they finished with a total of 70 plays which added up to 312 yards. Overall, the Miners earned a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 25 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, UTEP allowed 5 catches on 10 attempts totaling 96 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Against the run, the Miners allowed 353 yards on 49 runs which is an average of 7.2 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 449 yards but finished the game without a turnover.
The Miners come into this game with a record of 1-9 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 18.4 points per game, putting them 122nd in college football. As a team, they are averaging 141.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 10th in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 12th in Conference USA and 122nd in college football with 3,138 yards. The Miners have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 35.7 points per game ranking them 14th in the conference. In terms of yards on the ground, UTEP is allowing 191.4 yards per contest ranking them 9th in the conference and 96th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per carry ranking them 12th in C-USA and 115th in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,914 yards rushing through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Miners have conceded 1,721 yards. Opponents are completing 66.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.6 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the New Mexico State Aggies took on the Incarnate Word Cardinals and earned the victory by a score of 41-28. Leading the way at QB for the Aggies was Josh Adkins who went 28/38 with 316 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Jason Huntley led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 25 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 174 yards via 25 carries which had him averaging 7.0 yards per tote. Tony Nicholson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 98 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 19.6 yards per catch in the game. The Aggies ran the ball a total of 46 times and added 297 yards earning them an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. Overall, they totaled 84 plays for 613 yards. On the day, the Aggies had a total of 28 first downs and they totaled 12 penalties for 106 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, New Mexico State gave up 22 completions on 50 tries for a total of 243 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.0%. On the ground, the Aggies gave up 39 yards on 25 attempts which means they had an average of 1.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 282 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Aggies head into this game 1-9. In discussing the offensive production, the Aggies leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the nation. New Mexico State hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 131 rushing yards per game, which has them at 108th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,310 rushing yards through 10 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Aggies average 356.6 yards per game overall ranking them 103rd in Division 1 and 8th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Aggies are allowing 40.8 points per contest ranking them 11th in the Sun Belt and 129th in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are allowing 211.2 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Aggies are ranked 6th in the conference. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 408 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 260.7 yards per game which puts them at 129th in Division 1 and 11th in the Sun Belt Conference. For this season, they have conceded a total of 2,607 rushing yards and 28 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies -6.5
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