Lobos visit Bulldogs in Week 13 NCAAF clash
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The Fresno State Bulldogs are still undefeated and ranked No. 15 in the BCS standings. This week the 'Dogs can clinch a spot in the Mountain West championship game when they host 3-7 New Mexico Saturday afternoon.
FSU just won at Wyoming over the weekend 48-10, getting the cover as eight-point favorites. Still, the 9-0 Bulldogs are only 3-6 ATS on the season.
The Lobos, meanwhile, just gave up 66 points in losing to Colorado State.
Last year, in the first meeting between these two programs in more than a decade, Fresno State spotted New Mexico a 21-0 lead, then roared back for a 49-32 victory.
As of early this week this game had not been lined because of some injury situations with the Lobos.
They bring a 9-0 record (3-6 ATS) to the Week 13 battle against the 3-7 Lobos, who are 5-4-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Fresno State go 4-5 so far and the Lobos go 8-2.
The Bulldogs sit at No. 15 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Lobos are at No. 97 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 50-29.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Fresno State's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 44.33 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 119 this week at 39.9 PPG. The Bulldogs aerial game is averaging 384 yards per game, more than the Lobos secondary allows through the air, 231.5 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Lobos own the league's No. 117-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 274.75 yards per game when on the road. Fresno State, on the other hand, rates No. 101 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Lobos at Bulldogs trends to consider:
New Mexico is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
New Mexico is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Mexico's last 9 games
New Mexico is 6-1-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Fresno State is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
Fresno State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Fresno State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Fresno State's last 5 games
New Mexico at Boise State, Saturday, November 30th
Fresno State at San Jose State, Friday, November 29th