New Mexico State Aggies (1-1) vs. Liberty Flames (1-0)
New Mexico State Aggies vs. Liberty Flames 9/9/23 – In a highly anticipated matchup on September 9, 2023, the New Mexico State Aggies will travel to Williams Stadium to face the Liberty Flames. The game is scheduled for a 6:00 PM ET kickoff and will be broadcast live on ESP+. The Aggies come into this contest with a 1-1 record, while the Liberty Flames have kicked off their season with a victory to make it 1-0.
The Aggies have showcased a potent offense so far. Star Thomas, the running back, has been particularly impressive with 138 rushing yards from 20 attempts, yielding an average of 6.9 yards per rush along with 2 touchdowns. On the receiving end, Jonathan Brady has been a game-changer, pulling in 6 receptions for 150 yards and an astounding 25 yards per catch, including one touchdown.
The Flames haven’t had the explosive start they may have wanted, but they have been solid nonetheless. Running back Quinton Cooley has rushed for 78 yards on 16 attempts, averaging 4.9 yards per carry, although he hasn’t found the end zone yet. Treon Sibley, the wide receiver, has 3 receptions for 56 yards, showing that he could potentially be a deep-threat option as the season progresses. Check out our free week 2 football picks for more insights.
New Mexico State Aggies vs. Liberty Flames Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 9, 2023, 6:00 PM ET|
Diego Pavia QB vs. Kaidon Salter QB
The matchup between Diego Pavia of New Mexico State and Kaidon Salter of Liberty is set to be an intriguing one. Pavia has put up striking numbers, completing 32 out of 47 passes for 565 yards and a passer rating of 195.7. He has thrown 5 touchdowns against 2 interceptions, but has been sacked 4 times for a loss of 44 yards.
Salter, on the other hand, has been more modest in his performances. He has completed 11 out of 20 attempts for 143 yards, resulting in a passer rating of 148.1. He has thrown 2 touchdowns and no interceptions but has been sacked twice, resulting in a loss of 7 yards.
Odds/Point Spread: New Mexico State Aggies 345, Total Odds: 53.5
The betting odds indicate that the Liberty Flames are the favorites, with a spread of -10.5 at odds of -108, and a Moneyline of -425. The total is set at 53.5, with the under being at -110. New Mexico State is considered the underdog with a spread of +10.5, also at -112 odds, and a Moneyline of +345
New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The Aggies come into this game with some promising betting trends. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 SU as well. Interestingly, the total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 games. However, their road record is quite worrying, as they have a 2-18 SU record in their last 20 road games. Against Independents (FBS) opponents, the total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games.
Liberty Flames Betting Trends
The Flames have a mixed set of betting trends. They are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games, which is a concerning stat. However, they have been strong at home, with a 16-4 SU record in their last 20 home games. Against Independents (FBS), they are 1-4 ATS. In September games, they have been strong, with a 12-2 SU record.
New Mexico State Aggies vs. Liberty Flames 9/9/23 Betting Picks
After analyzing both teams, their key players, quarterback performance, and betting trends, the New Mexico State Aggies seem to be a strong pick, especially considering the +10.5 spread at -112 odds. Diego Pavia’s exceptional performance makes him a game-changer, and it would be a mistake to ignore the potential for an upset here. While the Flames have the home-field advantage and have been strong at home historically, the Aggies appear to be on a roll offensively. Therefore, the pick here would be New Mexico State Aggies +10.5 and the Moneyline at +345. Given both teams’ trends towards high-scoring games, the OVER on 53.5 also seems to be a strong bet. For more insights, check out our free sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: New Mexico State Aggies will win 36-20.