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Aggies visit Owls in Week 13 battle

New Mexico State Aggies Florida Atlantic Owls
1-9 November 23, 2013, 03:00 | GEO Group Stadium 4-6



Florida Atlantic looks to cover the Owls-Aggies point spread this week and improve its overall 4-6 mark when they host New Mexico State in Week 13 action.

Supporters of the Aggies have seen them go 1-9 and 4-6 ATS so far this season, while the Owls are at 4-6 and 8-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Owls are 4-6, while the Aggies are 9-1.

View New Mexico State Aggies vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Owls in this game found them listed as -21-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Owls at No. 63 and the Aggies at No. 118 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 26-4 result in favor of the Owls.

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New Mexico State was a 48-34 loser in their most recent outing at home against Boston College. They covered the 25-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (82) made winners of OVER bettors. Jaquez Johnson ran through the Southern Miss defense for 111 yards in Florida Atlantic's last game, handing the Golden Eagles a 41-7 setback on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida Atlantic's No. 91-ranked offense (24.1 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 125 at 46.4 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 180.4 yards per game, less than the Aggies give up through the air (242.1 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 125-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 351.75 yards per game when on the road. Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, rates No. 51 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Aggies at Owls trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
New Mexico State is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
New Mexico State is 1-20 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Florida Atlantic is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
New Mexico State home to Idaho, Saturday, November 30th
Florida Atlantic home to Florida International, Saturday, November 30th