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    Star player Diego Pavia and the New Mexico State Aggies (5-3) face the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-5) on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET, at Joe Aillet Stadium.

    The Bulldogs are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2.5), against the Aggies. The over/under for this game is 51.5 points.

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    Game Info for Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State

    • Game Day: Tuesday, October 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: Ruston, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium
    Louisiana Tech vs New Mexico State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Louisiana Tech -2.5 -110 -110 51.5 -110 -110 -128 +108

    Louisiana Tech Pick Insights

    • Louisiana Tech has a 3-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Louisiana Tech has a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Louisiana Tech games have gone over the point total on three of eight occasions (37.5%).

    Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Louisiana Tech ranks 74th in the FBS with 384.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 79th in total defense (380.5 yards allowed per contest).
    • On offense, Louisiana Tech ranks 81st in the FBS with 26.6 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 87th in points allowed (380.5 points allowed per contest).
    • Louisiana Tech ranks 56th in passing yards this year (243.1 per game), but has been playing really well on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 16th-best in the FBS with 182.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Louisiana Tech has the 84th-ranked rushing offense this season (141.1 rushing yards per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking ninth-worst with 198.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Louisiana Tech has been a bottom-25 offense on third down this year, ranking 16th-worst with a 31.5% third-down percentage. On the defensive side of the ball, the Bulldogs rank 62nd in the FBS (37.1% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With seven forced turnovers (106th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (65th in the FBS), Louisiana Tech (-3) has the 95th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

    Louisiana Tech’s Best Players

    • Jack Turner has thrown for 1,011 yards (126.4 ypg) to lead Louisiana Tech, completing 57.6% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
    • Tyre Shelton has 475 rushing yards on 68 carries with five touchdowns.
    • Keith Willis Jr. has piled up 240 yards on 33 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Smoke Harris’ team-high 614 yards as a receiver have come on 59 receptions (out of 71 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Cyrus Allen has hauled in 26 passes while averaging 56.5 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Kyle Maxwell has been the target of 17 passes and compiled nine receptions for 168 yards, an average of 21 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Deshon Hall has 3.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Myles Heard, Louisiana Tech’s top tackler, has 58 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Cedric Woods leads the team with two interceptions, while also recording 17 tackles and two passes defended.

    New Mexico State Betting Insights

    • New Mexico State’s ATS record is 3-2-1 this year.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Aggies are 1-1-1 against the spread.
    • In New Mexico State’s six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    New Mexico State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, New Mexico State is generating 439.6 total yards per contest (33rd-ranked). It ranks 71st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (373.3 total yards surrendered per game).
    • New Mexico State is compiling 29.8 points per contest on offense this season (56th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 21.1 points per game (43rd-ranked) on defense.
    • New Mexico State ranks 60th in the FBS with 237.5 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 98th with 244.6 passing yards given up per contest on defense.
    • New Mexico State’s run defense ranks 48th in the FBS with 128.6 rushing yards surrendered per contest, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 18th-best by piling up 202.1 rushing yards per game.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, New Mexico State ranks 66th in the FBS (40.7% third-down conversion percentage) and 72nd on defense (38.1% third-down rate allowed).
    • After forcing five turnovers (123rd in the FBS) and turning the ball over eight times (38th in the FBS) this season, New Mexico State sports the 95th-ranked turnover margin of -3.

    New Mexico State’s Best Players

    • Pavia has been a dual threat for New Mexico State this season. He has 1,801 passing yards (225.1 per game) while completing 61.9% of his passes. He’s tossed 16 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 536 yards (67 ypg) on 90 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Ahmonte Watkins has collected 415 yards (on 35 attempts) with two touchdowns.
    • Jonathan Brady paces his squad with 355 receiving yards on 21 catches with three touchdowns.
    • Trent Hudson has 15 receptions (on 30 targets) for a total of 311 yards (38.9 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
    • Chris Bellamy has racked up 203 reciving yards (25.4 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Izaiah Reed leads the team with three sacks, and also has two TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Keyshaun Elliott is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s totaled 54 tackles, five TFL, and one sack.
    • Torren Union has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 11 tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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