LSU vs. New Mexico Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The LSU Tigers (2-1) will battle the New Mexico Lobos (2-1) at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

LSU vs. New Mexico Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 31 points, with sportsbooks listing LSU as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, LSU has -15000 odds to pick up the win, while New Mexico is listed at +2000 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 44 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch LSU vs. New Mexico Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Stadium: Tiger Stadium

Betting Preview

LSU

On offense, LSU ranks 54th in the FBS with 438.0 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 38th in total defense (314.3 yards allowed per contest). LSU ranks 31st in scoring offense (39.7 points per game) and 40th in scoring defense (19.0 points allowed per game) this year. LSU is putting up 246.3 passing yards per game on offense (69th in the FBS), and ranks 29th defensively with 178.3 passing yards allowed per game. LSU is averaging 191.7 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 52nd in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 65th, allowing 136.0 rushing yards per contest. LSU is averaging a 47.4% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 39th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 79th, allowing a 39.0% third-down percentage. LSU owns the 22nd-best turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing eight turnovers (11th in the FBS) while turning it over five times (72nd in the FBS).

New Mexico

New Mexico ranks 13th-worst in total yards per game on offense (286.3), but at least it has been playing well on defense, ranking eighth-best in total yards allowed per game (229.7). New Mexico has been keeping opposing offenses in check on defense, surrendering just 13.7 points per contest (19th-best). On offense, it ranks 88th by racking up 27.3 points per game. Offensively, New Mexico is a bottom-25 pass offense, posting only 126.3 passing yards per game (ninth-worst). Fortunately, it is dominating on the other side of the ball, surrendering only 155.0 passing yards per contest (14th-best). New Mexico has been thriving on run defense, giving up only 74.7 rushing yards per game (11th-best). Offensively, it ranks 73rd in the FBS by piling up 160.0 rushing yards per game. New Mexico ranks 20th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (31.7%), but at least it has been shutting down opposing offenses on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best in third-down rate allowed (17.9%). New Mexico has excelled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +6 ranks fifth-best in the FBS, with 10 forced turnovers (fifth in the nation) and four turnovers committed (48th in the nation).

LSU vs. New Mexico Betting Analysis

LSU Betting Insights

LSU is a perfect 1-0-0 against the spread this season. The Tigers are playing as the moneyline favorite in their first game this season. The Tigers have yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -15000 or shorter.

Lobos Betting Insights

New Mexico has covered the spread two times in three games with a set number. This season, New Mexico games have hit the over just once. The Lobos have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Lobos have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +2000.

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LSU vs. New Mexico Against The Spread & Betting Records

LSU

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.5 53.5
Implied Total AVG 28.0 28.0
ATS Record 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-0 0-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 1-0 0-0

Lobos

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 41.2 41.2
Implied Total AVG 24.7 24.7
ATS Record 2-0-1 2-0-1 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-2-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 1-1 0-0

Players to Watch

LSU

  • As part of the Tigers’ defensive unit, Jay Ward has recorded 20 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception in three games.
  • BJ Ojulari has helped lead the Tigers’ defense with 2.5 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and eight tackles in three games.
  • The Tigers’ defense has been helped by Major Burns, who has played three games and compiled 12 tackles and 3.0 TFL.
  • With 0.5 sacks to go along with eight tackles, Mekhi Wingo has helped carry the Tigers’ defense over three games.

Lobos

  • Cody Moon has amassed nine tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks in three games for the Lobos.
  • The Lobos’ Reco Hannah has posted 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL, seven tackles, and one interception in three games.
  • Ronald Wilson has totaled five tackles and two interceptions in three games for the Lobos.
  • With four tackles and one sack in three games, Omar Darame has been doing his part on defense for the Lobos.

LSU vs. New Mexico Predictions and Pick

LSU vs. New Mexico betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Tigers (-31)

    Pick OU:

    Over (44)

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How to Bet on LSU vs. New Mexico

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Our pick to win this contest is LSU, and we predict that LSU will cover the spread (LSU -31). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 44 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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