Free Week 8 Prediction: Eagles vs Aggies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(5-1) Georgia Southern vs. New Mexico State Aggies (2-5)
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, New Mexico
NCAA Football Spread: Georgia Southern Eagles -12
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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A non-conference game pits the Georgia Southern Eagles out of the Sun Belt, and the New Mexico State Aggies, who are a FBS Independent. The Eagles are currently on a three game win streak, while the Aggies just lost to UL-Lafayette. This game is set to start at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
The Aggies won the game between these two schools last season 35-27. Georgia Southern seems to be much improved, while the Aggies have seemed to get much worse.
Georgia Southern Eagles
Considering the Eagles only loss came at Clemson should tell us they are a solid team. They are 5-1 overall and with a win they could become bowl eligible. This game should be a tune up to prepare for a showdown next week against Appalachian State.
Being an option team tells us that the Eagles have great success running the ball. They average 257.8 rushing yards per game, which lands them at 8th in the country. If the Eagles get behind late and have to throw the ball, they could be in trouble.
The highlight for the Eagles defense is their points allowed per game. They come in at 17.3, which ranks 18th in the FBS. If you were to take out the Clemson game where they allowed 38, their average would be 13.2. Expect this defense to play very well against a poor offense.
New Mexico State Aggies
The Aggies were torched last week by a Sun Belt team and things do not look to be getting any better. A loss to Georgia Southern ensures they will not have a winning season since their current record is 2-5 overall.
There is really no bright spot for the Aggies offense this year. Their best stat is their passing attack which ranks 72nd in the NCAA. Do not expect much offensive fire power from the Aggies in this game. They are a very low scoring team and only manage to score 24.1 points per game.
The Aggies defense has been atrocious this season. Their best defensive stat is their passing defense, which ranks 83rd. They allow an average of 259.6 rushing yards per game, which unfortunately for them, is a huge red flag since the Eagles are almost solely a running team. On top of all that, the Aggies allow an average of 43.7 points per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 9-2-1 in NMSU last 12 home games.
- NMSU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on turf.
- NMSU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
As long as the Eagles control the clock with their rushing attack, they will win this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles -12
This game will be the Eagles third away game. With the state of the Aggies team, the crowd should not play much of a factor and the Eagles should easily cover the spread and should rack up about 300 rushing yards in this game.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Georgia Southern 41 – New Mexico State 13
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