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Aggies vs Owls Betting Matchup Report

Rice OwlsNew Mexico State Aggies
4-2October 19, 2013, 08:00 | Aggie Memorial Stadium0-6

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Aggies host the Owls at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Week 8 action.

The Aggies currently sports a record of 0-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-5 ATS. The Owls are 4-2 and 4-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies post a 5-1 over under record this season, while the Owls have gone 2-4 against the number.

View Rice Owls vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Aggies in this game found them listed as 19-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

The Aggies - Owls odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Mexico State is rated No. 125 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Owls sit at No. 43. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 26--3 win for the Owls.

Rice was a 27-21 winner in their most recent outing on the road against UTSA. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Owls grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Roadrunners in their last game, winning 27-21 at Alamodome. Brandon Betancourt went over the 100-yard mark (139) in his team's latest effort, but New Mexico still defeated New Mexico State by a score of 66-17.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 119-ranked offense, averaging 15.83 PPG, against a Owls defense that ranks No. 66 this week at 26.5 PPG. The Aggies aerial game is averaging 239.5 yards per game, more than the Owls secondary allows through the air, 236.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 97-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 213.25 yards per game when on the road. New Mexico State, on the other hand, rates No. 118 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Owls at Aggies trends to consider:
Rice is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Rice is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rice's last 7 games
Rice is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
New Mexico State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
New Mexico State is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 9 games
New Mexico State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Rice at Texas El Paso, Saturday, October 26th
New Mexico State at Abilene Christian, Saturday, October 26th