New Mexico State is close to bowl eligibility already this season.
The Aggies (5-3, 3-1 Conference USA) go on the road this week to take on Louisiana Tech (3-5, 2-2) at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, Louisiana.
Here’s more info about the game.
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New Mexico State vs. Louisiana Tech Betting Odds
Louisiana Tech is a -2.5 college football betting odds favorite against NMSU, with the Over/Under being 52.
The moneyline for Louisiana Tech is -145, while it’s +120 for NMSU.
New Mexico State vs. Louisiana Tech On TV
The NMSU-Louisiana Tech game will be televised on CBSSN.
New Mexico State vs. Louisiana Tech Prediction
I’m picking New Mexico State to win and cover the spread at +2.5. I also am predicting the game will go Under 52 total points.
Both of these teams have good offenses. They both rank in the top half of CUSA in terms of scoring offense and total offense.
However, NMSU is a bad matchup for the Bulldogs. The Aggies are third in the league with 202.1 rushing yards per game, and Louisiana Tech is eighth in rushing defense with 198.9 yards per game allowed on the ground.
I think NMSU will control the game with its rushing attack. I’m predicting Aggies quarterback Diego Pavia will have a good amount of passing and rushing yards and will lead his team to victory.