The New Mexico State Aggies attempt to end their losing streak against Louisiana Tech when they visit the Bulldogs on Tuesday in a Conference USA matchup. New Mexico State (5-3, 3-1), which enters with a three-game overall winning streak, has dropped six consecutive meetings with Louisiana Tech since routing the Bulldogs 50-23 at home in 2006. Louisiana Tech (3-5, 2-2) is coming off a 31-23 setback at Middle Tennessee, its fourth defeat in five contests.
Kickoff in Ruston, La. is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Bulldogs are 3-point favorites in the latest Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 54.5. Before making any New Mexico State vs. Louisiana Tech picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine to see the model’s CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for New Mexico State vs. Louisiana Tech:
- Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State spread: Bulldogs -3
- Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State over/under: 54.5 points
- Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State money line: Bulldogs -150, Aggies +129
- LT: The Bulldogs are 0-3 against the spread at home this season
- NMSU: The Aggies are 5-2 ATS overall and 3-1 ATS on the road this year
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Why Louisiana Tech can cover
The Bulldogs have done a good job putting points on the scoreboard this season, recording 22 or more in six of their eight games. They’ve also produced at least 22 points in each of their last eight matchups against New Mexico State and have outscored the Aggies 215-93 during their current six-game winning streak in the series. Six players have combined for Louisiana Tech’s 14 rushing touchdowns this season, with senior running back Tyre Shelton leading the club with five scoring runs.
Smoke Harris is the top weapon in the Bulldogs’ aerial attack as he has made 59 catches for 614 yards and five TDs. The redshirt senior is fourth in the nation in receptions and has reached double digits four times this year, including in each of his last two contests. Harris has hauled in a pass in 40 consecutive games and ranks second in school history with 284 catches — 43 fewer than Trent Taylor. See which team to pick here.
Why New Mexico State can cover
Diego Pavia was the offensive star for the Aggies in their 28-7 triumph at UTEP last Wednesday, as he had a hand in all four of the team’s touchdowns. The junior quarterback threw for 186 yards and two scores while also rushing for 96 yards and a pair of TDs. In his last five games, Pavia has thrown for an average of 217.2 yards with 10 touchdowns and one interception and run for 90 yards per contest and a total of four scores.
Pavia leads New Mexico State in rushing with 525 yards while running back Monte Watkins has racked up 415 yards on 35 carries. The redshirt sophomore led Aggies’ ground attack against the Miners, running 10 times for 109 yards to post the first 100-yard performance of his career. Watkins leads the nation with an average of 11.9 yards per carry this season. See which team to pick here.
How to make Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 60 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the New Mexico State vs. Louisiana Tech spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of more than $2,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.