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New Mexico State Aggies Open as Week 5 Betting Underdogs vs Tigers

New Mexico State Aggies


LSU Tigers
Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:30 PM ET
Tiger Stadium

Louisiana State, coming off a home conference loss, steps out of SEC play to host New Mexico State in a money-maker scrimmage for the Aggies on Saturday night at Death Valley. LSU just lost its SEC opener as a touchdown favorite at home to Mississippi State to drop to 3-1 both SU and ATS on the season.

New Mexico State, meanwhile, has already equalled last year's win total with two, and is 3-1 ATS, after losing (but covering) a heart-breaker to rival New Mexico last week. But the Aggies are also just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as dogs on the road.

New Mexico State Aggies vs LSU Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans going with the LSU Tigers in this game found them listed as -43-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

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Computer Prediction: New Mexico State Aggies vs LSU Tigers Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 52-6 result in favor of the Tigers. 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 LSU Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Mexico State Aggies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the LSU Tigers are 3-0 ATS. New Mexico State is 3-1 on the over under betting totals; LSU is 1-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and LSU vs New Mexico State injuries news.

The LSU Tigers sit at No. 28 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the New Mexico State Aggies are at No. 121 on that chart.

How New Mexico State Aggies vs LSU Tigers Stats Matchup

The game also pits LSU's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 36 PPG, against a New Mexico State defense that ranks No. 98 this week at 30.25 PPG. The LSU aerial game is averaging 245.75 yards per game, more than the New Mexico State Aggies secondary allows through the air, 123.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the New Mexico State Aggies feature the league's No. 95-rated road run defense, allowing 253 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 59 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New Mexico State was a 38-35 loser in its last match at home against Lobos. They covered the +5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 73 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In New Mexico State's last outing, Tyler Rogers threw for 333 yards in a losing cause against the Lobos, 38-35 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

In their last action, LSU was a 34-29 loser at home against Bulldogs. They failed to cover the -7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Travin Dural was good for 124 receiving yards in the Tigers's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 34-29 to the Tigers.

New Mexico State Aggies vs LSU Tigers Betting Odds Trends

New Mexico State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Mexico State is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of New Mexico State's last 20 games
New Mexico State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
LSU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
LSU is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Mexico State home to Ga Southern, Saturday, October 4th
LSU at Auburn, Saturday, October 4th