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    Star quarterback Diego Pavia and the New Mexico State Aggies (6-3) play the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (2-6) on Saturday at 6:00 PM ET at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

    The Aggies are the favorites (-3) in their game versus the Blue Raiders, with the over/under being 56.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Aggies are -158 and the Blue Raiders are +134.)

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    Game Info for New Mexico State vs. Middle Tennessee

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
    • Stadium: Aggie Memorial Stadium
    New Mexico State vs Middle Tennessee Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    New Mexico State -3 -111 -109 56.5 -111 -109 -158 +134

    New Mexico State Pick Insights

    • New Mexico State has gone 4-2-1 ATS this season.
    • New Mexico State has a 2-1 record against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • New Mexico State has gone over in two of seven games with a set total (28.6%).

    New Mexico State Stats & Insights

    • New Mexico State ranks 44th in total offense (427.1 yards per game) and 65th in total defense (373 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • New Mexico State is putting up 29.4 points per game offensively this season (60th in the FBS), and is surrendering 21.4 points per game (43rd) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • New Mexico State ranks 75th in pass offense (221.7 passing yards per game) and 98th in pass defense (243.9 passing yards allowed per game) this season.
    • New Mexico State sports the 48th-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (129.1 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 15th-best with 205.4 rushing yards per game.
    • New Mexico State ranks 65th in third-down efficiency (40.4%) on offense and 61st in third-down conversion rate allowed (37.1%) on defense this season.
    • New Mexico State has forced seven total turnovers (113th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (25th in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 74th-ranked in college football.

    New Mexico State’s Best Players

    • Pavia has been a dual threat for New Mexico State so far this season. He has 1,896 passing yards, completing 61.1% of his passes and recording 17 touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 603 yards (67 ypg) on 102 carries with five rushing touchdowns.
    • Ahmonte Watkins has collected 459 yards on 41 carries, scoring two times.
    • Jonathan Brady’s team-leading 388 yards as a receiver have come on 23 receptions (out of 35 targets) with three touchdowns.
    • Trent Hudson has hauled in 16 receptions totaling 319 yards, finding the end zone six times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Chris Bellamy has a total of 203 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 13 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Buddha Peleti leads the team with 3.5 sacks, and also has three TFL and 24 tackles.
    • New Mexico State’s leading tackler, Keyshaun Elliott, has 60 tackles, six TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
    • Torren Union leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 11 tackles and one pass defended.

    Middle Tennessee Betting Insights

    • Middle Tennessee has a 3-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, Middle Tennessee is 2-2 against the spread.
    • Four of Middle Tennessee’s eight games with a set total have hit the over (50%).

    Middle Tennessee Pick Insights

    • Middle Tennessee ranks 66th in total yards per game (393.9), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS with 416.4 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Middle Tennessee has been struggling on defense, ranking 16th-worst with 33.1 points allowed per game. It has been more effective offensively, generating 23.8 points per contest (95th-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, Middle Tennessee is compiling 275.4 passing yards per game (33rd-ranked). It ranks 103rd in the FBS on the other side of the ball (247.6 passing yards allowed per game).
    • With 118.5 rushing yards per game on offense, Middle Tennessee ranks 106th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 101st, allowing 168.8 rushing yards per game.
    • Middle Tennessee has been struggling on third down, ranking 16th-worst with a 45.7% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, generating a 42.4% third-down rate (47th-ranked).
    • Middle Tennessee has struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -6 is 16th-worst in the FBS.

    Middle Tennessee’s Best Players

    • Nicholas Vattiato has been a dual threat for Middle Tennessee this season. He has 2,151 passing yards (268.9 per game) while completing 68.1% of his passes. He’s tossed 15 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 172 yards (21.5 ypg) on 88 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Jaiden Credle has rushed 70 times for 366 yards, with two touchdowns.
    • Elijah Metcalf has hauled in 483 receiving yards on 40 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Holden Willis has totaled 473 receiving yards (59.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 31 receptions.
    • Justin Olson’s 35 catches (on 45 targets) have netted him 395 yards (49.4 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Sam Brumfield paces the team with 2.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed one TFL and 36 tackles.
    • Tra Fluellen has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 28 tackles and two passes defended.
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