New Mexico Vs UTSA Gildan New Mexico Bowl OddsNoah Williams
The Gildan New Mexico Bowl will feature a battle between the New Mexico Lobos and the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. Kick-off on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN from University Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl college football odds favor the Lobos by 7.5-points.
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New Mexico Lobos Vs Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Gildan New Mexico Bowl Odds, Pick & TV Info
What: Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Who: New Mexico Lobos (8-4) vs Texas San Antonio Roadrunners (6-6)
When: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM ET
Where: Albuquerque, NM
Stadium: University Stadium
Spread: New Mexico -7.5
Moneyline: New Mexico -280 vs UTSA +240
Game Total: 62.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: New Mexico vs Texas San Antonio
Why Bet The New Mexico Lobos To Beat USTA
The New Mexico Lobos enter this game with a 6-6 SU and 6-5-1 ATS record this season. They average 37.8 points per game (21st) and allow 32.4 points per game (95th).
The Lobos average 109.3 passing yards per game (127th). Junior QB Lamar Jordan (604 yards, 6 TDs & 4 INTs) is a double-threat quarterback. He has recorded 658 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 101 carries since he took the starting job. Freshman WR Q’ Drennan (11 rec, 284 yards, 3 TDs) has caught three of the team’s eleven receiving touchdowns. New Mexico averages 360.9 rushing yards per game (1st). Senior RB Teriyon Gipson (131 car, 1209 yards, 12 TDs) and sophomore RB Tyrone Owens (134 car, 1084 yards, 7 TDs) are the two workhorses of the best rushing offense in the nation.
New Mexico has the 56th-ranked total defense in the nation. The Lobos allow 231.0 passing yards per game (71th) and 166.3 rushing yards per game (61st).
Why Bet The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners To Beat New Mexico
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners are 6-6 SU and 6-5-1 ATS this season. They average 29.3 points per game (66th) and give up 28.3 points per game (69th).
“It’s been a long journey,” New Mexico football coach Bob Davie said of USTA. “I have tremendous respect for them because I know how much courage it took and how much foresight it took, particularly at the time they got started, and the economy took a little hit. So it took a lot of courage to keep it going. I have great respect for that program.”
Texas-San Antonio averages 221.6 passing yards per game (76th). Junior QB Dalton Sturm (2052 yards, 18 TDs & 5 INTs) has completed only 58.2% of his passes this season. He hasn’t thrown an interception in the last three games. Junior WR Josh Stewart (36 rec, 682 yards, 5 TDs) and WR Kerry Thomas Jr. (31 rec, 510 yards, 8 TDs) are responsible for 13 of the team’s 24 receiving touchdowns. The Roadrunners average 154.8 rushing yards per game (91st). Senior RB Jarveon Williams (191 car, 775 yards, 8 TDs) and sophomore RB Jalen Rhodes (142 car, 756 yards, 9 TDs) lead the way on this offense.
Texas-San Antonio has the 58th-ranked total defense in College Football. They allow 242.3 passing yards per game (80th) and 157.8 rushing yards (51th).
Betting Trends for this matchup:
- Texas-San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- New Mexico is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- New Mexico is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
New Mexico Vs UTSA Gildan New Mexico Bowl Pick & Final Score Prediction
The New Mexico Lobos are just 3-8-1 in 12 bowl appearances all-time, including a loss in their hometown bowl last year. This will be the UTSA Roadrunners first bowl game apperance. Will experience or beginner’s luck win this tilt?
I am betting on New Mexico to win this bowl game because the Lobos own the best running game in the country and home-field advantage.
My final score prediction is New Mexico 35, Texas San Antonio 20.