New Mexico State Aggies vs. UTEP Miners - 11/23/19 CFB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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UTEP Miners at New Mexico State Aggies

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Aggie Memorial Stadium)

New Mexico State Aggies -7.5 . Total 56.0

This is a non-conference matchup between two 1-9 teams.  The UTEP Miners (1-9) will be on the road to face the New Mexico State Aggies (1-9).  The Miners are coming off a 37-10 loss to UAB.  The Aggies enjoyed their first win of the season, beating Incarnate Word, 41-28.  

In the UTEP loss to UAB, the Miners were guided by quarterback Gavin Hardison.  Hardison was 16 of 37 passing for 222 yds and 1 touchdown.  UTEP got behind early in the game and never recovered.  UTEP trailed 17-0 after the first quarter.  The Miners were out gained offensively, 449 to 312.  UTEP had 1 turnover in the game and converted just twice on 14 chances on 3rd down.

In the Aggies first win of the season, New Mexico State was led offensively by quarterback Josh Adkins.  Adkins completed 28 of 38 for 316 yds and 2 touchdowns.  Aggies running back Jason Huntley rushed for 174 yds on 25 carries and a score. The Aggies led 24-7 at the half.  New Mexico State enjoyed this game, putting up over 600 yds of total offense en route tot heir first victory.  There were 5 turnovers in the game between the two teams.

Recent Betting Trends:

Miners are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Miners are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games. 

The over is 6-1 in Miners last 7 games in November.

Aggies are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.

Aggies are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games.

The under is 12-5-1 in Aggies last 18 home games.

The favorite 6-0 in the last 6 meetings between the two schools.  UTEP has dominated this series, winning 8 of the last 10 matchups.  Neither team has a great offense, both are averaging 18 points per game.  Defensively the Miners are a tad better, giving up an average of 35 points per game, compared to the Aggies giving up over 40 per game.  Someone will have their 2nd win of the season after this game, and I think it will be UTEP.  However, I will play it safe and take the points.  UTEP wins and covers 31-27, but be safe and take the points. 

Chris’s Pick UTEP +7.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.