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Point Spread Favors the Gators in NCAA College Football Battle with the New Mexico State Aggies

The Florida Gators will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the New Mexico State Aggies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Week 1 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Florida Gators as -38-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

A 43-21 result in favor of the Gators is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

New Mexico State Aggies vs Florida Gators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Gators are 7-5 so far on the season, and 7-5 ATS vs the point spread. The New Mexico State Aggies, meanwhile, are 2-10 and 4-8 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Florida go 8-4 and the New Mexico State Aggies go 8-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Florida vs New Mexico State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 40-rated Florida Gators and the No. 125-rated New Mexico State Aggies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Florida Gators No. 56-ranked offense (30.25 PPG) against a New Mexico State Aggies defense that ranks No. 121 at 39.08 PPG. The Florida Gators passing attack has averaged 179.92 yards per game, more than the New Mexico State Aggies give up through the air (174.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the New Mexico State Aggies feature the league's No. 127-rated road run defense, allowing 332.6 yards per game. Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 93 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In New Mexico State's last outing, Tyler Rogers threw for 314 yards in a losing cause against the Red Wolves, 68-35 at Centennial Bank Stadium.

Adam Lane ran through the East Carolina defense for 109 yards in Florida's last game, handing the Pirates a 28-20 setback on Saturday at Legion Field.

Betting Trends
  • New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Mexico State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of New Mexico State's last 25 games
  • New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Florida is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games
  • Florida is 4-13-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Mexico State home to Georgia State, Saturday, September 12th
Florida home to East Carolina, Saturday, September 12th