The New Mexico State Aggies (3-3) and the Sam Houston Bearkats (0-5) link up in a Conference USA tilt on Wednesday evening. These teams have both been solid on the defensive end. Sam Houston is currently third in the conference in points allowed (24.2) with New Mexico State in the fourth spot at 24.8 points per game.
Kickoff from Aggie Memorial Stadium in University Park is set for 9 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. The Aggies are 3.5-point favorites in Sam Houston vs. New Mexico State odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points is 42.5. Before making any New Mexico State vs. Sam Houston 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 Sam Houston 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. Sam Houston:
- Sam Houston vs. New Mexico State spread: Aggies -3.5
- Sam Houston vs. New Mexico State over/under: 42.5 points
- Sam Houston vs. New Mexico State money line: Aggies -173, Bearkats +144
- SHSU: 3-1-1 ATS this season vs. FBS opponents
- NMSU: 3-2 ATS this season vs. FBS opponents
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Why New Mexico State can cover
The Aggies have been solid on defense. New Mexico State ranks fourth in the Conference USA in points allowed (24.8) and third in rushing yards allowed (136.3). They are also second in the conference in team sacks (15). This unit has three players with at least two sacks. Sophomore linebacker Keyshaun Elliott utilizes his impressive awareness and instincts at the second level.
Elliott leads the team in total tackles (41) with one sack, three pass deflections and one forced fumble. The Missouri native secured at least seven total tackles in four games. Junior safety Jordan Vincent has registered 21 total tackles, two sacks and two pass deflections. On Oct. 4 versus FIU, Vincent had three tackles, one sack and one pass breakup. See which team to pick here.
Why Sam Houston can cover
The Bearkats have a stout secondary, ranking second in the conference in passing yards allowed (193). Sophomore defensive back Caleb Weaver has great awareness in both phases of the game. Weaver owns quick hands and is a reliable tackler. The Texas native has 20 total tackles with three pass breakups.
Junior defensive back Dakerric Hobbs is another alert defender in the secondary. The Texas native is tied for first on the team in pass breakups (3) with 10 total stops. Senior defensive lineman Chris Scott has been causing havoc up front. Scott has good play recognition and block-shedding skills. He's first on the team in sacks (2) with 10 total tackles. See which team to pick here.
How to make Sam Houston vs. New Mexico State picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 35 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
So who wins New Mexico State vs. Sam Houston, and which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the 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.