New Mexico State Aggies vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 10/24/2023 – Week 9 college football betting will get underway with an engaging matchup involving Conference USA rivals: New Mexico State Aggies will head east for Joe Aillet Stadium against Louisiana Tech Bulldogs for what should be an entertaining contest between rival teams in Conference USA. Fans should look forward to this contest that promises an epic showdown!
New Mexico State Aggies vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 10/24/2023
|When:||Tuesday, October 24, 2023 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Joe Aillet Stadium|
|Aggies||+2.5 -110||o52 -110||+113|
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New Mexico State enters this game having enjoyed recent successes against UTEP (28-7 away victory, covering as a 2.5 point favorite in that contest) with their heads held high, while Louisiana Tech came into their last outing battling Middle Tennessee but fell 31-23 and couldn’t cover their three-point spread as underdogs on October 10. Both squads will come to Baton Rouge hoping for victory come game day!
Looking back over this series’ history, the Bulldogs clearly hold an edge with an 8-4 overall advantage and six consecutive victories since 2012. Most recently on October 28, 2012 they earned an away 28-14 victory at Louisiana.
New Mexico’s Big Victory Against UTEP
New Mexico State is celebrating after notching their third straight road victory against UTEP to improve their season record to 5-3 and solidify third place within Conference USA with three victories so far this year. Aggies began their game against UTEP with an early 7-0 lead after just the opening quarter, before deadlocking at seven at halftime and going on to score 21 unanswered points after taking control.
New Mexico State outscored UTEP 21-0 during the final two quarters to claim victory and hold onto a 439-304 advantage on total offense. They amassed 23 first downs while only surrendering 16 and held onto an advantage in time of possession by 30:17 to 29:43; neither team committed a turnover during this contest highlighting its disciplined nature.
Bulldogs Hope to Get on Track
Louisiana Tech enters this game fresh off their bye week, giving them some much-needed rest and rejuvenation. Unfortunately, however, Louisiana Tech has had an inconsistent season, dropping two consecutive and four out of their previous five matches; their record currently sits at 3-5 and fifth spot in Conference USA with two victories out of four matches played; most recently their matchup against Middle Tennessee ended with them losing 31-23 despite holding an overwhelming 419-353 advantage in total offense and 26 first downs while only surrendering 19 for Middle Tennessee to 31:01 to 28:59; however despite these statistics they were ultimately hampered by one mistake that led to them losing.
New Mexico’s Offensive Strategies
New Mexico State Aggies have displayed impressive offensive prowess this season, ranking second in Conference USA total offense and averaging under 30 points per game. They recently displayed this strength against UTEP with an impressive 28-7 victory that featured 253 yards rushed, two touchdown passes from Diego Pavia (185 passing yards, four total touchdowns), wide receiver Thomaz Whitford scoring both six-yarder touchdown catches while running game contributor Monte Watkins amassing an incredible 106-yard rush on only 10 attempts!
Bulldogs Remain Inconsistent
On the flip side, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs’ record is indicative of their ups-and-down season so far in Conference USA – they split their first four matches and are averaging 26.6 points per contest. Their most recent game was a closely contested affair as they trailed Middle Tennessee by as much as 15 points before succumbing 31-23 on the road. To their credit, however, the Bulldogs displayed incredible offensive prowess, outgaining them 419-353 on total offense.
However, they struggled on third downs, only managing to convert three out of 13 attempts. Hank Bachmeier and Jack Turner shared quarterback duties, accounting for an impressive combined total of 340 passing yards. Kyle Maxwell provided an early 6-3 advantage by catching a 19-yard touchdown catch, while star wideout Smoke Harris caught 11 passes for 129 yards!
Aggies Betting Trends
New Mexico State are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico State’s last 6 games.
New Mexico State is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
New Mexico State is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Louisiana Tech.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State’s last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico State’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Conference USA conference.
New Mexico State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games played in October.
New Mexico State are 4-13 SU in their last 17 games played in week 9.
Louisiana Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Louisiana Tech’s last 12 games at home.
Louisiana Tech are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Independents (FBS) conference.
Bulldogs are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played in October.
Louisiana Tech are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games played in week 9.
New Mexico State Aggies vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Pick Betting Picks
Louisiana Tech currently enjoys a six-game winning streak against Louisiana Tech; however, these teams haven’t met since 2012. With both teams featuring offensive firepower, this contest should prove high scoring; its outcome can only be predicted with certainty after further consideration; nevertheless, it seems reasonable to predict Louisiana Tech taking home victory by surpassing their projected total score. The sports betting picks are intact for the Bulldogs to win this game.
Score Prediction: Bulldogs 31, Aggies 29.