San Diego State vs. New Mexico Prediction, Odds, Line, Picks and Preview: November 18th

The San Diego State Aztecs will be on the road for this week 12 NCAA football matchup when they take on the New Mexico Lobos in a Mountain West Conference game on Friday, November 18th.

The Aztecs (6-4, 4-2) are on a two-game winning streak after beating the San Jose State Spartans 43-27 at home last Saturday. The Lobos (2-8, 0-6) are on a seven-game losing streak and also came off a 35-3 away loss to the Air Force Falcons last Saturday.

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San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos Match Details

Fastening: San Diego State Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos

Appointment time: Friday, November 18 at 9:45 p.m. EDT

Venue: University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Aztecs struggled a bit offensively throughout the season, averaging 21.9 points for 321.5 total yards. Junior quarterback Jalen Mayden has been playing well, completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 1,253 yards with eight touchdowns and four interceptions so far this season. Offense usually flows through the running game of the likes of senior running back Jordan Byrd. Byrd has 76 rushes for 364 yards (4.8 yards per carry) with three rushing touchdowns and six receptions for 51 yards (8.5 yards per catch) with an interspersed receiving touchdown.

The Aztecs need to strengthen defensively as they drop 21.9 points for 353.1 yards per game. They need to limit the number of passes against them as they allow 235.3 yards per game so far. San Diego State needs to keep improving from what it did last week. They allowed the Spartans to throw for 195 passing yards per game.

The Lobos are a brutal offensive program that has 14.7 points in 239.5 yards, with big help from their fast attack. Sophomore running back Nathaniel Jones leads with 108 rushing attempts for 466 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two rushing touchdowns. They need to do a lot better from the quarterback position to be taken seriously here.

Their defense has performed decently this season as they have consistently kept opponents at 26.1 points per game. Teams do well against them as they allow 165.1 rushing yards per game and need things to pick from there if they want to get stops.

San Diego State Aztecs vs New Mexico Lobos Betting Odds

team money line Spread over under
Aztecs of the state of San Diego -610 -14 (-115) O36 (-110)
New Mexico Lobos +460 +14 (-105) U 36 (-110)

San Diego State Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos: Selection

These teams cannot score as many points due to the inability of the New Mexico Lobos to throw the football well. Aside from last week’s offensive blast, the Aztecs have scored 14, 28, 23 and 16 points in the four games ahead of San Jose State. The Lobos have also failed to score more than 14 points in any of their last five games.

Best Pick: Under 36 points (-110)

San Diego State Aztecs vs. New Mexico Lobos: Prediction

How can we trust New Mexico to score if they don’t have a quarterback game to rely on? The Aztecs defend the run well with 117.8 rushing yards allowed, rendering them unable to move the football and score. San Diego State should score a few touchdowns to cover the spread, but not that much.

Final Forecast: San Diego State -14 (-105)

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