New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State Heavy Favorites Over UTEP

  • The Fresno State Bulldogs has -460 odds to beat the UTEP Miners in the New Mexico Bowl.
  • The spread is set at 11.5 points in favor of Fresno State.
  • The total points for the game is set at 51.5 points.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Bowl is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 18 between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the University of Texas-El Paso Miners. Going into the game, the Bulldogs are heavy favorites to win with an 11.5-point spread.

Fresno State Vs. UTEP Odds

  • Moneyline: Fresno State (-460) vs. UTEP (+370)
  • Spread: Fresno State -11.5 (-115)
  • Total: 51.5 Points

Fresno State has been one of the hottest teams in the country as they went 9-3 this season and finished their last six games going 5-1. On the other hand, UTEP went 7-5 but finished the season on a rocky note. In their last five games of the season, the Miners went a troubled 1-4.

Bulldogs No Fear Against The Spread

There is a reason that Fresno State has favored -115 college football odds to cover an 11.5-point spread. That is because they have done a great 8-4 job against the spread this season and have won their games by an average margin of victory of 13.3 points.

In their last six games of the season, they went a strong 4-2 against the spread. Overall this season, they have gone 4-0 ATS in their four non-conference games. They have also gone 4-1 ATS against teams with an above .500 record this season.

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UTEP, although with a 7-5 record against the spread, are 1-4 in their last five games. They are 0-4 in their last four bowl games. They are also 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Mountain West Conference.

Betting On The Game Total

Looking where online sportsbooks have set the game total, 51.5 is achievable, however, Fresno State could lead the tempo of the game.

Fresno State is tied for the eighth-ranked defense this season having allowed just 29 opponent touchdowns all season long. They are allowed their opponents to score just 20.2 ppg this season while the Miners defense has allowed 24.7 ppg this season.

The Bulldogs have gone 5-7 with the Over this season and are missing it by an average of 4.7 points. UTEP has gone 7-5 with the Over, however, their margin when hitting the Over is -2.4 points.