Free Week 1 Prediction: Cowboys vs Aggies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Wyoming Cowboys vs. New Mexico State Aggies (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 25
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Aggie Memorial Stadium
NCAA Football Spread: New Mexico State -1
NCAA Betting Total: 48½
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The first weekend of the 2018 college football season is almost upon us. Saturday, Aug. 25 will feature four games.
This one—a battle between the Wyoming Cowboys and the New Mexico State Aggies—kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
The New Mexico State Aggies are going to have defensive continuity on their side (more on that later). But the Wyoming Cowboys are the ones who are really going to be known for their defense throughout the year.
Last season, the Cowboys were 21st in the country in yards per game allowed. They gave up just 167 passing yards per contest (fifth in the nation) and 17.8 points per game (13th).
Where they struggled on that side of the field was stopping the run. On the year, Wyoming allowed teams to rush for 172.2 points per game. That number was only good enough for 76th in the country.
New Mexico State Aggies
On the surface, this game feels like any other Week 1 (Week 0?) opening contest. Not exactly a prime time national television-worthy game; not something most casual fans are going to pay much attention to.
For New Mexico, however, this is a big deal. This is the Cowboys’ first outing as an Independent, and it’s coming off a season that wrapped up with a bowl win and plenty of momentum.
Against Wyoming, the Aggies will look to win with defense. Whether they’re able to or not is seemingly a coin toss at this point, but continuity will be on their side.
New Mexico returns nine starters on the point-preventing side of the field. That could be enough to earn themselves a win in Week 1 when almost every team in the country is working on chemistry.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-1 in WYO last 8 games on turf.
- WYO are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in WYO last 8 non-conference games.
- Under is 8-0-1 in NMSU last 9 home games.
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Wyoming’s offense was only good enough for 23.5 points per contest last season. That number put them in the 105th ranked spot, and it’s what’s going to give New Mexico hope that its defense can be what keeps this game close.
Unfortunately for the Aggies, that’s only going to be relevant early unless they can force turnovers into the second half.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 48½
New Mexico’s chemistry and competent defense will take full advantage of Wyoming’s offense early, as most decent defenses do in the first game of the season.
But it’s going to be Wyoming’s defense that keeps it up both early and often—the latter will be the difficult part for New Mexico to match, making the final score look much worse than the game actually was.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Wyoming Cowboys 33 – New Mexico State 10
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