Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

    Who wins this all-CUSA clash on Tuesday night? Step this way for the latest odds, DFS picks, and a Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State prediction.

    The New Mexico State Aggies can clinch bowl eligibility for the second consecutive season with a win against the 3-5 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in this Conference USA clash on Tuesday night.

    Who emerges victorious? Ahead of the game, we’ve got the latest college football betting odds, DFS picks, and a Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State prediction.

    Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State Betting and DFS Preview

    All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. Want to take advantage of the Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State odds? Visit the College Football Network live college football odds page to place bets in your state.

    • Spread
      Louisiana Tech -3
    • Moneyline
      Louisiana Tech -155, New Mexico State +130
    • Over/Under
      52 points
    • Game time
      8 p.m. ET
    • Location
      Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA
    • Predicted Weather at Kick
      69 degrees, 5-6 mph winds, mostly clear
    • How to Watch
      CBS Sports Network, FuboTV

    Are you willing to place a stake in the Aggies continuing their winning streak? Can Louisiana Tech change its luck and earn you a quick buck? If you’re going to take advantage of the Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State odds, consider some of the following factors before you part with your hard-earned cash.

    New Mexico State comes into the game as the underdog despite winning their last three games by a considerable margin. Louisiana Tech has lost their last two but is 2-1 when favored coming into the game compared to the Aggies being 1-2 as an underdog. Our Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State prediction leans towards a close game with an upset against the odds.

    If you agree with our prediction of our New Mexico State win, you’ll want to take the Aggies to cover the spread too. Jerry Kill’s team is 5-3 covering this season, including as a single-score underdog against New Mexico. Louisiana Tech has covered just three times this season, with a 2-2 record as a spread favorite.

    To finish off the Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State odds, should you hammer the over or hedge the under in this CUSA clash? Between the two teams, they’ve only hit the over six times in 16 games this fall, and our prediction suggests that they’ll fall under the line once again in this close-fought Tuesday tussle.

    Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays

    Louisiana Tech Depth Chart | New Mexico State Depth Chart

    • QB Diego Pavia, New Mexico State ($10,700)
    • QB Jack Turner, Louisiana Tech ($7,800)
    • QB Hank Bachmeier, Louisiana Tech ($7,800)
    • RB Tyre Shelton, Louisiana Tech ($9,400)
    • RB Ahmonte Watkins, New Mexico State ($7,000)
    • RB Charvis Thornton, Louisiana Tech ($6,500)
    • RB Star Thomas, New Mexico State ($6,000)
    • RB Jacob Fields, Louisiana Tech ($5,300)
    • RB Jamoni Jones, New Mexico State ($4,800)
    • WR Smoke Harris, Louisiana Tech ($9,200)
    • WR Trent Hudson, New Mexico State ($8,000)
    • WR Cyrus Allen, Louisiana Tech ($7,400)
    • WR Jonathan Brady, New Mexico State ($6,600)
    • WR Kyle Maxwell, Louisiana Tech ($6,100)
    • WR Chris Bellamy, New Mexico State ($5,800)
    • WR Jordin Parker, New Mexico State ($5,500)
    • WR Tru Edwards, Louisiana Tech ($5,300)
    • TE Thomaz Whitford, New Mexico State ($5,600)
    • TE Nate Jones, Louisiana Tech ($4,800)

    There are two college football games on Tuesday to compile your DFS team from in Week 9. If you’re new to DFS, Fanduel Superflex contests require you to select a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, and a “superflex” that can be any of the above. Or you can also select a tight end for the Superflex spot.

    Tuesday night’s slate of games features two of the highest-scoring fantasy quarterbacks in CUSA. Spoiler alert: neither of them are Jack Turner or Hank Bachmeier.

    The Louisiana Tech QB room is one to avoid for fantasy purposes, largely due to the uncertainty over who will start. After three games out injured, Bachmeier returned in the third quarter of their loss to MTSU.

    Diego Pavia is turning into a must-start fantasy quarterback. The New Mexico State dual-threat ranks second amongst all CUSA fantasy QBs — less than one point behind Liberty’s Kaidon Salter. If you can find a way to afford to have one of those two as your QB starter and the other in the DFS superflex, then you’re on the way to a winning fantasy Tuesday.

    Despite the uncertainty over the Louisiana Tech QB situation, wide receiver Smoke Harris finds a way to get the job done most weeks and should be one of your Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State picks. He has double the receptions of anyone in this matchup. If New Mexico State WR Trent Hudson is healthy, he’s a deep threat who leads the Aggies with five touchdowns.

    Prediction for Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State

    Okay, so we’ve furnished you with the Louisiana Tech vs. New Mexico State odds and some DFS picks. Now, it’s time to close this thing out with our prediction. Can Louisiana Tech lose its losing streak on Tuesday night? Or will New Mexico State pave its way to bowl season with another impressive performance?

    Louisiana Tech’s chances of getting the win on Tuesday night may be directly linked to their quarterback situation. While Turner led the Bulldogs to a win over UTEP, the ground game really carried the team, and they kept the game against Middle Tennessee close when Bachmeier took over in the third quarter. The former Boise State QB gives them the best chance to win.

    Statistically, Louisiana Tech has the passing defense to keep a tight lock on Pavia. The Bulldogs have allowed the second-lowest completion percentage and yards per attempt to opposition QBs in CUSA. Myles Heard, Willie Roberts, and Cedric Woods are legitimate playmakers in the secondary who have turnover potential on every snap.

    However, that potential hasn’t turned into actual results as much as the Bulldogs would like, with just five interceptions through eight games. More troubling for the Louisiana Tech chances of winning the game is the second-highest in CUSA, 4.85 yards per rush play they’ve allowed as they prepare to face one of the nation’s top dual-threat QB.

    Pavia proves the difference here.

    Prediction: Louisiana Tech 24, New Mexico State 28

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