Aggies take on Miners in Week 3 contest
New Mexico State Aggies vs Texas El Paso Miners Odds
The Texas El Paso Miners host New Mexico State on Saturday, looking to build on their 1-1 ATS mark against the 1-1 Aggies in NCAAF action at Sun Bowl.
The Miners sport records of 0-2 and 1-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Aggies sit at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-2 for the Miners and 1-0 for the Aggies.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as yet, check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 108 (Miners) and the No. 53 (Aggies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 28-9 result in favor of the Aggies is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas El Paso's No. 121-ranked offense (8.5 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 103 at 35 PPG. The Miners passing attack has averaged 161 yards per game, less than the Aggies give up through the air (299.5 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 72-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 293 yards per game when on the road. Texas El Paso, on the other hand, rates No. 42 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
New Mexico State lost its last outing, a 51-24 result against Ohio on September 8. New Mexico State failed to cover in that game as a 21.5-point underdog, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Mexico State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bobcats as Ohio blasted them 51-24 in Week 2 action.
In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 28-10 loser on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (38) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Miners suffered a Week 2 loss against Mississippi in their last game, falling 28-10 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 4-6
Texas El Paso Miners Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Aggies at Miners trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 7 games on the road
New Mexico State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Texas El Paso
New Mexico State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas El Paso is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against New Mexico State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas El Paso's last 5 games at home
Texas El Paso is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Mexico State
New Mexico State home to New Mexico, Saturday, September 22
Texas El Paso at Wisconsin, Saturday, September 22