New Mexico State Aggies (2-9) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-5)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 29, 2014, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -22.5 -- Over/Under: 63.5
The New Mexico State Aggies and Arkansas State Red Wolves square off Saturday at Liberty Bank Stadium.
The New Mexico State Aggies are hoping to end their nine-game losing streak. Tyler Rogers is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 15 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Rogers has one touchdown and four picks in his last two games, and New Mexico State has 19 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Teldrick Morgan and Jerrel Brown have combined for more than 1,300 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Joseph Matthews has 10 receptions in his last three games. New Mexico State’s ground game is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, as Larry Rose III is leading the way with 965 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, the New Mexico State Aggies are allowing 36.5 points, 457.7 yards, and they’ve forced five sacks and 19 turnovers. Rodney Butler leads New Mexico State with 118 tackles and Jay Eakins has six tackles for loss.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have split their last four games and hope to end the season on a high note. Fredi Knighten is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Knighten has six total touchdowns and one pick in his last two games, and Arkansas State has 19 passing plays of 25 or more yards. Dijon Paschal and J.D. McKissic has more than 1,100 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tres Houston has 11 receptions in his last two games. Arkansas State’s ground game is averaging 4.6 yards per carry, as Michael Gordon leads the way with 921 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are allowing 27.1 points, 403.9 yards, and they’ve forced 33 sacks and 25 turnovers. Qushaun Lee leads Arkansas State with 85 tackles and Xavier Woodson has nine tackles for loss.
The Aggies are 8-20 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Red Wolves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
I'm not picking the side considering both teams have been so up and down and absolutely horrible against the number. However, the over looks like the play given the fact netiehr team plays defense that well. Expect both teams to go out with a bang with a lot of points.