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No. 17 Ohio State takes a break from Big Ten Conference play on Saturday when the Buckeyes host New Mexico State from Ohio Stadium at Noon ET.

Bet New Mexico State at Ohio State
The Buckeyes are 6-2 on the season and 6-2 against the spread. Ohio State bounced back from a 26-18 loss to Purdue two weeks ago with a 38-7 win over Minnesota last weekend. Ohio State has posted 29.3 points and 353-3 yards per-game. The Buckeyes have the second worst passing offense in the Big Ten with 1,457 yards through eight games. Terrelle Pryor has been streaky, throwing for 1,408 yards and 12 touchdowns with nine interceptions while rushing for 471 yards and five scores. Brandon Saine has rushed for 426 yards on the year as well. On defense, Ohio State is giving up just 13.1 points and 284.8 yards per-game. Ohio State has the second best rushing defense in the conference, holding opponents to 738 yards on the ground. Ohio State has 14 interceptions as a team with two touchdowns.

New Mexico State is 3-5 on the year and 3-5 against the spread. The Aggies have not had much success on offense, ranking last in the WAC in points per-game (13.3) and yards per-game (254.3). The Aggies have thrown for just 831 yards through eight games. New Mexico State has used two different quarterbacks in Jeff Fleming and Trevor Walls, but the two have combined for four touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Seth Smith has rushed for 703 yards and a touchdown to lead the Aggies. On defense, The Aggies are allowing 28 points and 369.5 yards per-game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Ohio State 44-point home favorites over New Mexico State on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 48.
College Football Week 9 Betting Trends
NEW MEXICO ST is 22-45 ATS (-27.5 Units) after playing a conference game since 1992.

NEW MEXICO ST is 15-29 ATS (-16.9 Units) off a loss against a conference rival since 1992.

OHIO ST is 122-92 ATS (+20.8 Units) in all games since 1992.

OHIO ST is 122-92 ATS (+20.8 Units) in all lined games since 1992.

OHIO ST is 104-75 ATS (+21.5 Units) as a favorite since 1992.

OHIO ST is 113-80 ATS (+25.0 Units) when playing on a Saturday since 1992.
Week 9 College Football Injury Report
NEW MEXICO ST

[LB] 09/05/2009 - Nick Paden out for season ( Knee ) 

OHIO ST

[LB] 09/06/2009 - Tyler Moeller out for season ( Head ) 

[S] 09/10/2009 - Aaron Gant likely out 2-4 weeks ( Lower Body ) 

[OT] 10/03/2009 - Jim Cordle "?" ( Ankle ) 

[S] 10/03/2009 - Kurt Coleman "?" ( Suspension ) 

[RB] 10/03/2009 - Jaamal Berry "?" ( Hamstring ) 

[OT] 10/03/2009 - Andy Miller "?" ( Illness ) 

[DL] 10/03/2009 - Dexter Larimore injured last game, "?" ( Leg ) 
New Mexico State at Ohio State Current Odds
New Mexico State Aggies +44 Over 48  
Ohio State Buckeyes -44 Under 48  
Bet New Mexico State at Ohio State
Posted: 10/31/09 8:06AM ET

 

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