New Mexico Lobos vs LSU Tigers Prediction, 9/24/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs LSU Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-31)
The New Mexico Lobos (2-1) are hitting the road to Tiger Stadium on Saturday where they will play the LSU Tigers (2-1). LSU opens this matchup as 31-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 47.
The New Mexico Lobos head into this game 2-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Lobos faced the UTEP Miners and earned the victory with a final of 27-10. Miles Kendrick finished 13/19 with 111 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 107 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Nate Jones was the rushing leader for the Lobos with 21 totes for 83 yds (4.0 yds per attempt). At the end of the game, they had 64 plays which totaled 299 yds. The New Mexico Lobos ran the ball 45 times and totaled 188 yards, which had them averaging 4.2 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Lobos conceded 54 yds on 21 tries, which averages out to 2.6 yards per run surrendered. New Mexico conceded 20 pass completions on 46 attempts for a total of 299 yards, and a completion rate of 43.5%.
Regarding putting points on the board, the New Mexico Lobos are averaging 27.3 PPG. As a unit they're holding an average of 160.0 yards on the ground ranking them 73rd in college football. The Lobos have earned 859 total yards for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, New Mexico has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. New Mexico has compiled 52 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 24 infractions for 204 yds. They have surrendered the ball 4 times.
The Lobos sit in 20th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 13.7 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 2.9 yards per attempt on the ground and 74.7 rushing yards per game on the year. For the year, they have allowed 224 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning passing yards, the Lobos have given up 565 yds which has them sitting in 37th in D-1. They are conceding 188.3 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 48.0%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 263.0 yards per game putting them 15th in D-1. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 1 touchdown on the ground.
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The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Tigers went home victorious with a score of 31-16 when they played the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Jayden Daniels ran the football 16 times for 93 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.8 yds per carry for LSU. Jayden Daniels (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 210 yards on 22/37 through the air while his QB rate was 116.1. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 5.7. LSU surrendered 23 running attempts for 73 yds (3.2 yds per rush). The Tigers secondary allowed a completion percentage of 57.1%, surrendering 214 yds on 24 out of 42 passing. The Tigers finished the game with 420 yards and they ran 76 plays (5.5 yards per play). LSU ended up running for 5.4 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 210 yds on 39 carries.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Tigers currently sit 31st in the country holding an average of 39.7 points per game. Over the course of the season thus far, the Tigers currently have a total of 739 yards through the air as well as an average of 246.3 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 69th in college football. The LSU Tigers have an average of 439.3 yards per game, ranking them 53rd in the country. The LSU offense has racked up 124 yards of penalties on 17 violations, which has them ranked 87th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
The Tigers are surrendering 19.0 points per contest, which has them 43rd in college football. LSU has surrendered a total of 406 yards rushing (135.3 yards per outing) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush this season. In total, they have conceded 57 points. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 178.3 yards/game, which puts them in 27th in Division 1. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 195 plays, which is 47th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -31
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