Boise State vs. New Mexico Odds


ALBUQUERQUE, NM (The Spread) – No. 24 Boise State hits the road for its Mountain Western Conference opener on Saturday as it takes on New Mexico at 6PM ET.

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Boise State is 2-1 on the year and 0-1 on the road while New Mexico is 2-2 overall and 1-0 at home. The Broncos are 2-1 against the spread while the Lobos are 1-2 ATS. Boise State has won all three meetings in this series.

Trends show that New Mexico is just 3-12 against the spread in its last 15 games in September but 4-0 ATS in its last 4 conference games. Boise State has failed to covered the spread in its last 6 conference games and in 6 of their last 7 games after a win.

According to oddsmakers from Boise State is a clear favorite on the road, as the Broncos are getting odds of -26 points against New Mexico. The over/under total has been set at 51.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Boise State as a 30-point favorite. The spread never got any higher than that and it hasn’t been any lower than its current 26-point spread.

It has been an interesting season thus far for Boise State. The Broncos, typically an offensive power, rank just 109th in the country in scoring at 19.7 points per game. Boise State is coming off a 7-6 win over BYU at home last week thanks to its defense. The Broncos are one of the top defenses in the nation right now, allowing just 11.7 points per game. On offense, new quarterback Joe Southwick has struggled. He is just 54 of 87 passing this year for 618 yards and 2 TDs.

New Mexico is 2-2 on the season following a 27-14 win over New Mexico State last week. The Lobos are coming off a three-game road trip. On the season, they are giving up 32.3 points per game while scoring 26.8 points per contest. The Lobos are one of the worst in the country in passing, averaging just 60 yards per game through the air. When it comes to rushing, New Mexico averages 234.8 yards per game behind a slew of backs.

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In terms of Injuries, Boise State receiver Geraldo Boldewijn is questionable after serving a suspension while New Mexico safety Matt Raymer and defensive back Freddy Young are both listed as questionable with undisclosed injuries.

The Public Bets for this game are backing New Mexico. The Lobos are getting 52% of the wagers with odds of +26 points at home against Boise State on Saturday.

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