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New Mexico Bowl Odds

The Colorado State Rams are early 5-point underdogs as they return to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl for the first time since 2008 to battle the Washington State Cougars, who are returning to bowl game action for the first time since 2003.

Here's a look at the matchup that'll take place on December 21 in Albuquerque.

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Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, December 21 @ 2:00pm ET
University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Team: Colorado State Rams
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 7-6 SU, 9-4 ATS, 9-3-1 OU

Team: Washington State Cougars
Conference: Pacific 12
Records: 6-6 SU, 9-3 ATS, 6-5-1 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Washington State -5 / 65 Points

[Gildan New Mexico Bowl Matchup Stats | Colorado State vs Washington State Betting Preview]

Gildan New Mexico Bowl Betting Trends: The last five New Mexico Bowls have gone OVER the total points . . . The Cougars are on a 10-2 ATS run dating back to last season . . . Colorado State is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games.

The Washington State Cougars look to bounce back from their recent 27-17 loss to Washington in the 106th Apple Cup as they meet the Colorado State Rams in the eighth annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The Cougars, early 5-point favorites, have been a perfect 6-0 ATS when playing on the road, but face a Rams team holding a statistical edge on both sides of the ball. With the exception of a recent 13-0 defeat at the hands of Utah State, the Rams have been able to pile up the points in recent weeks, last week romping to a 58-13 win over Air Force, and amassing 649 yards of total offense in a 66-42 victory over New Mexico in Week 13. However, the Cougars own the superior passing game on the strength of quarterback Connor Halliday, who has twice thrown for 500+ yards this season en route to an impressive 4187 total yards passing and 28 TDs.

New Mexico Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

2006 New Mexico Bowl San Jose State 20 New Mexico 12 -3 SJ.ST SJ.ST
2007 New Mexico Bowl Nevada 0 New Mexico 23 -2 NEWMEX NEWMEX
2008 New Mexico Bowl Fresno State 35 Colorado State 40 2 COLOST COLOST
2009 New Mexico Bowl Wyoming 35 Fresno State 28 -10.5 WYOM WYOM
2010 New Mexico Bowl Texas El Paso 24 BYU 52 -10.5 BYU BYU
2011 New Mexico Bowl Temple 37 Wyoming 15 7 TEMPLE TEMPLE
2012 New Mexico Bowl Arizona 49 Nevada 48 8 NEVADA ARIZONA
2013 New Mexico Bowl Colorado State   Washington State        

 

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The Nevada Wolf Pack will get one more chance to improve on their weak ATS record for the season on December 15 as they take on the Arizona Wildcats as an underdog on the college football betting lines at the New Mexico Bowl.

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New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, December 15 @ 1:00pm ET
University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Team: Nevada Wolf Pack
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 7-5 SU, 3-8-1 ATS, 6-5 OU

Team: Arizona Wildcats
Conference: Pacific-12
Records: 7-4 SU, 6-5 ATS, 7-3 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Arizona -8 / 75 Points

[New Mexico Bowl Matchup Stats]

New Mexico Bowl Betting Trends: Past four bowl games went OVER the total . . . Arizona outscored 69-10 in past two bowl losses.

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In just their fourth bowl appearance all time the Temple Owls look for their first bowl win since 1979 in the New Mexico Bowl against the Wyoming Cowboys.

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New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, December 17 @ 2:00pm ET
University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Team: Temple Owls
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: Wyoming Cowboys
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 8-4 SU, 7-5 ATS, 4-7-1 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada)
Temple -7.0 / 48 Points

[New Mexico Bowl Matchup Stats]

The Temple Owls and the Wyoming Cowboys will kick bowl season off on December 17 in the New Mexico Bowl. Both teams finished the season with 8-4 records and went 5-2 over their last seven games.

With the seventh-best rushing attack in the nation averaging 256.7 yards per carry, Temple hopes to have a field day on the ground against a Wyoming rushing defense that ranks 115th in the country allowing 230.1 rushing yards per game. The total went UNDER in each of Wyoming’s last five games and in 15 of Temple’s last 23.

Bernard Pierce had a fantastic season for the Owls, rushing for 1,381 yards and 25 touchdowns on 248 carries. Pierce had 189 yards and three touchdowns in Temple’s regular season finale against Kent State.

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The BYU Cougars will be in search of their fourth bowl title in six appearances when they are big favorites on New Mexico Bowl odds against the UTEP Miners, who have dropped four straight bowl games.

New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, December 18 @ 2pm ET
University Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Team: Brigham Young Cougars
Conference: Mountain West Conference
Records: 6-6 SU, 7-5 ATS, 3-9 OU

Team: UTEP Miners
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 6-6 SU, 5-6 ATS, 5-6 OU

Spread / Total (from Sportsbook.ag)
BYU -12 / 49 Points

[New Mexico Bowl Matchup Stats]

The Cougars finished the season strong at 4-1 SU and ATS, and could be in line to cover the 12-point spread when college football betting cranks up a notch in December. UNDER bettors were rewarded in nine of the past 12 BYU games.

Trevor Vittatoe did not reach 3,000 yards for the first time in his college career, and it’s the school’s first time since 2005 they haven’t won 10 games.  With wide receiver Ross Apo questionable, Vittatoe might have to look for other targets.

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A ground assault could be questionable too with running back Mike Hague possibly out. Defense has held BYU in many games, and is the lone bright spot on a team that had set higher goals at the beginning of the season.

The Miners dug themselves a hole after exploding out of the gates to start the season, dropping five of their final six games. The team is ranked below the league-average in nearly every defensive and offensive category.

UTEP is not a team that is notorious for covering the spread in NCAAF odds, going 2-4 ATS in its final six regular-season contests. With an ailing offense, the Miners are not known for jacking up the score either, as four of their final six games paid out to UNDER bettors.

UTEP is averaging 157 yards rushing per game, which is the only team stat above the league average. If they stand any chance at earning their first bowl game win in awhile, this is the area that needs to excel.