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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs hope to remain perfect at home in the all-time series when they host the New Mexico State Aggies on Tuesday in a Conference USA contest. Louisiana Tech (3-5, 2-2) has yet to lose to New Mexico State on its own field, posting a 5-0 record in Ruston. The Bulldogs have dropped four of their last five overall contests following a 31-23 setback at Middle Tennessee on Oct. 10, while the Aggies (5-3, 3-1) are riding a three-game winning streak after rolling past UTEP 28-7 on the road last Wednesday.
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, 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 -155, Aggies +130
- 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
- Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Louisiana Tech can cover
Running back Tyre Shelton looks to atone for a poor performance against Middle Tennessee in which he gained only 39 yards on 10 carries. The senior ran for more than 100 yards in each of his previous three outings and had a touchdown run in four straight contests. Shelton is second in Conference USA with an average of 95 yards on the ground per game.
The Bulldogs have been strong against the pass this season, as they are averaging 182.1 yards through the air to rank 16th in the nation. Redshirt senior Myles Heard leads all defensive backs in the conference with 61 tackles and has registered at least 14 on two occasions this year. Meanwhile, freshman Michael Richard is first in Conference USA with nine passes broken up and has not allowed a touchdown this campaign as the primary defender. 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 is the better value. 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 is the better value? 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.