NCAAF 2021 Week 0 Betting: UTEP vs New Mexico State 08/28/2021 Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
UTEP vs New Mexico State – The New Mexico State Aggies are going to make a comeback this season after missing last year. They will get tested early on as the UTEP Miners are set to visit them at the Aggie Memorial Stadium at University Park located in New Mexico this coming Monday, August 28. The kick-off happens at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shown via online live streaming in SofaScore. This is going to be an interesting matchup as the New Mexico State Aggies should try to test how rusty they are and that is why college football betting favors the UTEP Miners winning this opening game.
UTEP vs New Mexico State
It has been a while since the UTEP Miners have competed with the New Mexico State Aggies and they will look to maximize their opponent’s unfamiliarity after going only 3-5 overall and winless in the West Conference USA. It is a good sign for the Miners to average 31 points per game for the last three matches of the season but lost all of them. This was far from the good start that they had winning three of their first four matches. Prais Amaewhule hinted that he will be playing in this match and he promises to boost the offensive line. Gavin Hardison is going to have a bigger role this year and his decision-making will dictate where the Miners go.
Players to Watch: G. Hardison QB (CMP 108 ATT 199 YDS 1419 CMP% 54.3 AVG 7.1 LNG 82 TD 5 INT 5 SACK 8 SYL -61 RTG 117.4), C. Brownholtz QB (CMP 18 ATT 37 YDS 255 CMP% 48.6 AVG 6.9 LNG 47 TD 2 INT 4 SACK 4 SYL -34 RTG 102.8), D. Hankins RB (ATT 121 YDS 592 AVG 4.9 LNG 41 TD 9), J. Fields RB (ATT 68 YDS 210 AVG 3.1 LNG 15 TD 1), J. Cowing WR (REC 41 YDS 691 AVG 16.9 LNG 82 TD 3).
New Mexico State
This is going to be tough for the New Mexico State Aggies as they will just come in this game to get their feet wet after opting out last season due to the pandemic scare. This team has won their past three matches and is in danger of folding that streak. The only experience the Aggies had was during the FCS competition and they finished with 1-1. The Aggies still see this game as a rivalry so expect them to come out swinging and make it hard for UTEP to take home the victory on the road. Michigan transferee O’Maury Samuels is going to be an interesting player to watch as well as Juwaun Price.
Players to Watch: J. Adkins QB (CMP 275 ATT 437 YDS 2588 CMP% 62.9 AVG 5.9 LNG 53 TD 14 INT 15 SACK 31 SYL -202 RTG 116.4), M. Romero QB (CMP 2 ATT 6 YDS 16 CMP% 33.3 AVG 2.7 LNG 9 TD 0 INT 0 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 55.7), J. Huntley RB (ATT 154 YDS 1090 AVG 7.1 LNG 57 TD 9), C. Gibson RB (ATT 99 YDS 489 AVG 4.9 LNG 53 TD 3), T. Nicholson WR (REC 60 YDS 644 AVG 10.7 LNG 44 TD 6).
UTEP vs New Mexico State Betting Numbers
Texas El Paso are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
New Mexico State
New Mexico State are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
UTEP vs New Mexico State Betting Picks
Even if the New Mexico State Aggies have been getting the best of this rivalry with the UTEP Miners, having missed last season will definitely take its toll. According to the online sportsbook, it is risky to bet on the Aggies and the score should still be close with UTEP winning 18-14.