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Ragin` Cajuns vs Aggies Betting Preview

New Mexico State AggiesLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
1-7November 02, 2013, 05:00 | Cajun Field5-2

Cajun Field features a battle between the host Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns and the visiting New Mexico State Aggies in betting action Saturday.

This season the Ragin` Cajuns are 5-2 overall and 4-3 ATS against the number, while the Aggies are 1-7 and 2-6 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-3 on the OU, and New Mexico State is 7-1.

View New Mexico State Aggies vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds and Stats.

Louisiana-Lafayette were sitting as -27-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ragin` Cajuns rated this week at No. 37 and the Aggies sitting at No. 125. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 40-4 result in favor of the Ragin` Cajuns this week.

New Mexico State was a 34-29 winner in their most recent outing at home against Abilene Christian. There was no line on the game due to the fact a non-board team was involved. In their last game, Louisiana-Lafayette got a 110-yard performance from Elijah McGuire as a key part of its 23-7 win over Arkansas State.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 31-ranked offense (36.29 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 125 at 45.88 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 215 yards per game, less than the Aggies give up through the air (245 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 125-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 399.33 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 7 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Aggies at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
New Mexico State is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games
New Mexico State is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Mexico State's last 12 games
New Mexico State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Mexico State at Boston College, Saturday, November 9th
Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy, Thursday, November 7th