Bulldogs take on Lobos in Week 9 contest
Fresno State Bulldogs vs New Mexico Lobos Odds
The visiting Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at University Stadium against the Lobos.
Backers of the Lobos have seen them go 4-4 and 5-2 ATS so far this season, while the Bulldogs are at 5-3 and 7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 2-5, while the Lobos are 2-5.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Lobos in this game found them listed as 12-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 45 (Lobos) and the No. 10 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 43-29 result in favor of the Bulldogs is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Mexico's No. 61-ranked offense (28.6 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 35 at 21.8 PPG. The Lobos passing attack has averaged 55.9 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (177.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 79-rated road run defense, allowing 190.5 yards per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, ranks No. 4 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Fresno State was a 42-14 winner at home against Wyoming. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Wyoming didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Fresno State blasted them 42-14 in Week 8 action.
In their last action, New Mexico was a 28-23 loser on the road against Air Force. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Last time we saw the Lobos, they had no answer for WinningRB as the Falcons rolled to a 28-23 victory at Falcon Stadium.
Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Fresno State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 5 games
Fresno State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 7 games
New Mexico is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games at home
New Mexico is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
Fresno State home to Hawaii, Saturday, November 3
New Mexico at UNLV, Saturday, November 3