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UTSA Roadrunners vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds
The New Mexico State Aggies host UTSA on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 ATS mark against the 4-0 Roadrunners in NCAAF action at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
The Aggies are 1-3 so far on the season, and 2-2 ATS vs. the number. The Roadrunners, meanwhile, are 4-0 and 2-0 ATS. Over under bettors have seen New Mexico State go 2-1 and the Roadrunners go 1-0 on the totals.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Aggies sat as 5-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 117-rated Aggies and the No. 23-rated Roadrunners in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 52-24 win for the Roadrunners on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 62-ranked offense (28.8 PPG) against a Roadrunners defense that ranks No. 28 at 16 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 262 yards per game, more than the Roadrunners give up through the air (184.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Roadrunners feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 106 yards per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, ranks No. 118 in rushing offense at home.
UTSA was a 56-3 winner in its last match at home against NW Oklahoma State. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. NW Oklahoma State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Roadrunners as UTSA blasted them 56-3 in Week 4 action.
New Mexico State was a 27-14 loser in its last match at home against New Mexico. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Austin Franklin was good for 107 receiving yards in the Aggies's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn’t help his team to victory and they fell 27-14 to the Aggies.
UTSA Roadrunners Trends:
When playing in September are 4-0
After outgaining opponent are 3-0
After a win are 3-0
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Roadrunners at Aggies trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games at home
New Mexico State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
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