Check out our free Miners vs Lobos pick and preview for NCAAF week 3 game in Albuquerque. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NCAAF matchup.
Miners vs Lobos Pick & Preview- NCAAF Week 3
The Miners will play host to the Lobos at University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM, with a kickoff scheduled for 8:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on None. The odds for this week 3 non-conference matchup have the Miners as the -3.0 point favorite on the spread. The over-under point total is currently set at 39.0.
Miners vs Lobos Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAF
- Teams: UTEP Miners at New Mexico Lobos
- Where: Albuquerque at University Stadium
- Date: Saturday, September 17th
- Betting Odds:
- UTEP -3.0, UTEP -159 | NMX +128 O/U 39.0
The Miners take on the New Mexico Lobos with a Conference USA record of 0-1 while going 1-2 overall.
In their previous game, UTEP knocked off New Mexico State by a score of 20-13. However, grabbing the home win, Miners did not cover the spread, as they were 17.0 point favorites. With their 33 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 46.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 298 yards, with 187 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 132nd in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, UTEP is ranked 51st in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 111 yards through the air.
Offensively, the Miners are the 143rd ranked scoring offense, at 15.33 points per-game. Heading into the game, they have an equal amount of rushing and receiving touchdowns at 2 apiece. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 161st in yards per-game at 81.0. On average, they hand the ball off 30.33 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Miners will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 244.67 yards places them 81st in the NCAA. So far, they are the 17th ranked team in attempts per contest (42.0).
As the Lobos travel to take on the UTEP Miners, they have an overall record of 1-1. This includes going 0-1 in Mountain West action.
New Mexico will look to bounce back from a 31-14 road loss to Boise State. New Mexico went into the game as 17.0 poiint underdogs, resulting in an ATS push. The two team’s combined to score 45 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 43.5. In the win, the team’s defense gave up a total of 318 yards, with 148 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 90th in rush yards allowed per-game. Currently, New Mexico is ranked 34th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 170 yards through the air.
On offense, the Lobos are averaging 27.5 points per-game, good for 93rd in the NCAA. So far, a majority of their touchdowns have come on the ground, as they have rushed for 4, while throwing for 3. When looking at the team’s performance in the run game, they are currently 99th in yards per-game at 146.0. On average, they hand the ball off 41.5 times per contest. Heading into the game, the Lobos will be looking to turn things around in the passing game, as their per-game average of 134.0 yards places them 165th in the NCAA. So far, they are the 175th ranked team in attempts per contest (22.5).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game
In terms of betting, the Miners have an ATS record of 0-3-0. Their current over-under record sits at 0-2-1. Across the Miners last 5 road games, the team averaged 20.8 points per game while allowing 33.2. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3-0, while going 0-5-0 straight-up.
In terms of betting, the Lobos have an ATS record of 1-0-1. Their current over-under record sits at 1-1-0. Across the Lobos last 5 home games, the team averaged 17.8 points per game while allowing 26.6. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-3-1, while going 1-4-0 straight-up.
Miners vs Lobos Pick
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