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Louisiana vs. New Mexico State - 10/13/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico State Aggies (2-4) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-3)
Date & Time Saturday October 13, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns -8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESP+
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CFB | New Mexico State Aggies (2-4) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-3)
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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will match up with the New Mexico State Aggies in college football action from Cajun Field on Saturday. 

New Mexico State enters this one with a 2-4 record overall. The Aggies fell in their first four games to Wyoming, Minnesota, Utah State and New Mexico, but have since bagged wins over UTEP and Liberty. 

In the Liberty game, New Mexico State QB Josh Adkins put up 402 yards with four TDs, and Christian Gibson added 127 yards and two scores on the ground. OJ Clark was the top receiver for the Aggies on 145 yards and a TD from 10 grabs. 

Over on the Cajuns’ side, they’re currently 2-3 on the year. Louisiana has three losses to MS State, Coastal Carolina and Alabama sandwiched between wins over Grambling State and Texas State. 

In the Texas State game, Louisiana QB Andre Nunez put up 149 pass yards with a TD, and Elijah Mitchell had a great day on the ground with 191 yards and three scores. Leading the way for the Cajuns receivers was Ja’Marcus Bradley with four grabs for 85 yards and a TD. 

The Aggies are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 overall and 2-6 ATS in their last eight on turf. New Mexico State is also 1-4 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games. 

Meanwhile, Louisiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five games in October and 2-6 ATS in their last eight non-conference games. The Cajuns are 1-4 ATS in their last five following an ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last four following a straight-up win. 

New Mexico State faced some fairly tough competition early in the season, and they were predictably wrecked in those games. The Aggies scored 13 points or fewer in their first three, but since have put up at least 25 in each game. 

As for the Cajuns, they put up an offensive clinic in the Texas State game, which was their first time scoring more than 28 points since the opener. 

I like Louisiana to keep it going here and post a nice game. I’ll take the Cajuns to cover.

Pick:
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns -8

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