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New Mexico State Aggies Open as Week 5 Betting Underdogs vs Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette visits New Mexico State on Saturday, hoping to send the Aggies to a loss while also covering the spread in college football betting action at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the New Mexico State Aggies pegged as 8-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 31-23 result in favor of the Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs New Mexico State Aggies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Mexico State Aggies sport a record of 1-3 and 2-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns sit at 2-2 and 3-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 3-1 for the Aggies and 2-2 for the Ragin' Cajuns. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Mexico State vs Louisiana-Lafayette injuries news.

The New Mexico State Aggies sit at No. 115 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are at No. 97 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Mexico State's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 25.5 PPG, against a Louisiana-Lafayette defense that ranks No. 98 this week at 32.75 PPG. The New Mexico State aerial game is averaging 283.25 yards per game, less than the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns secondary allows through the air, 284 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns own the league's No. 37-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 130 yards per game when on the road. New Mexico State, on the other hand, rates No. 120 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Ragin' Cajuns were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 41-39 score against Tulane.

In New Mexico State's last outing, Tyler Rogers threw for 445 yards in a losing cause against the Trojans, 52-6 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • New Mexico State is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
  • New Mexico State is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Mexico State's last 7 games
  • New Mexico State is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Lafayette home to Appalachian State, Wednesday, October 12th
New Mexico State at Idaho, Saturday, October 15th