Golden Gophers visit Aggies in Week 2 NCAAF clash
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds
The Aggies will try to win and cover the spread at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Golden Gophers in Week 2 action.
The Golden Gophers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Aggies are 0-1 ATS. Minnesota is 1-0 against the total, while New Mexico State is 1-0 versus the number.
Betting Line: The Golden Gophers were listed as 17.5-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 62 (Aggies) and the No. 112 (Golden Gophers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 62--15 result in favor of the Golden Gophers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico State's No. 107-ranked offense (7 PPG) against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 52 at 23 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 242 yards per game, more than the Golden Gophers give up through the air (226 YPG on average).
Minnesota was a 51-23 winner in their most recent outing at home against UNLV. They covered the 13.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (74) made winners of OVER bettors. UNLV didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Golden Gophers as Minnesota blasted them 51-23 in Week 1 action.
New Mexico State was a 56-7 loser in its last match on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 43.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 63 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New Mexico State was hammered in its last outing, as Texas ran up a 56-7 score against them at Memorial Stadium.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing outside the conference are 2-8
A few Golden Gophers at Aggies trends to consider:
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 5 games
New Mexico State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota home to Western Illinois, Saturday, September 14
New Mexico State home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, September 14