Utah State at New Mexico State: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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New Mexico State Aggies (1-7) vs Utah State Aggies (6-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Aggie Memorial Stadium)
Betting Odds: New Mexico State Aggies +18.5 -- Over/Under: 71 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Utah State Aggies and New Mexico State Aggies face off on Saturday in a non-conference showdown at Aggie Memorial Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in 2020, it was Utah State that won 41-27.
Utah State comes into this game with a 6-2 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against Hawaii, Utah State’s offense scored 51 points, and they are going to need a strong offense again in the game. Utah State is averaging 31.4 points while the defense is giving up 29 points per game. Under center for Utah State is Logan Bonner and he has thrown for 2,127 yards, 17 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Calvin Tyler Jr. has been the top rusher sitting with 477 yards and four touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is the New Mexico State Aggies who sit with a 1-7 record overall and their biggest issue has been with the defense. New Mexico State is averaging 24.4 points while the defense is giving up 38.6 points per game. In the last game against Hawaii the offense scored 34 points but the defense gave up 48 points. Under center for New Mexico State is Jonah Johnson and he has thrown for 1677 yards, eight touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In this game if New Mexico State wants any chance to come away with the victory, the defense is going to need to be a whole lot better.
Utah State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning record. The home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings. The under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings. The over is 5-1 in New Mexico State’s last six games overall.
Utah State is a strong offensive team and they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Utah State to score 40 or 45 points and this one is going to get ugly early for New Mexico State. Back Utah State to cover the spread.