Point spread favors Cougars in battle with Aggies
BYU Cougars 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 Cougars in Week 13 action.
This season the Aggies are 1-9 overall and 4-6 ATS against the number, while the Cougars are 6-5 and 5-6 ATS. As for the totals, New Mexico State is 4-5 on the OU, and BYU is 3-6-1.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Aggies as 31-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 123-rated Aggies and the No. 9-ranked Cougars, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 37-6 result in favor of the Cougars.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 18.2 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 14.7 PPG. The Aggies aerial game is averaging 244.7 yards per game, more than the Cougars secondary allows through the air, 184.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 122.2 yards per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, BYU was a 20-14 loser on the road against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (34) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Riley Nelson's 335-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as San Jose State earned a 20-14 win over BYU on Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
New Mexico State was a 47-7 loser in their most recent outing at home against San Jose State. They failed to cover the 20.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors. New Mexico State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Spartans as San Jose State blasted them 47-7 in Week 11 action.
BYU Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Cougars at Aggies trends to consider:
BYU is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
BYU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico State's last 7 games
New Mexico State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
New Mexico State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Mexico State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
New Mexico State at Texas State, Saturday, December 1