New Mexico Bowl Betting Prediction

UTEP vs. Fresno State, 12/18/21 New Mexico Bowl Betting Predictions

The PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl will kick off at 2:15 p.m. ET when Fresno State takes on UTEP from University Stadium in Albuquerque, NM. Are the Bulldogs laying too many points as an 11.5-point favorite?

Game Snapshot

209 UTEP Miners (+11.5) vs. 210 Fresno State Bulldogs (-11.5); o/u 52

2:15 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 18, 2021

University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM


UTEP Miners Game Notes

UTEP redshirt sophomore QB Gavin Hardison completed 21-of-34 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Friday's 42-25 loss to UAB. Hardison (6'3/205) and the Miners didn't have an answers for UAB in the second half, as the Blazers outscored them 24-8 in the second half, after trailing 17-14 at halftime. Hardison's lone touchdown pass on the day came on a 30-yard pass to wide receiver Jacob Cowing to cut UAB's lead to a field goal late in the third quarter, but that would be the last time UTEP would get in the end zone on the afternoon. UTEP closes its season with a 7-5 record, but has won just one of its last five games. They are bowl eligible, but are limping to the finish line. A few weeks off could pay dividends for the Miners ahead of bowl season.

Fresno State Bulldogs Game Notes

24/7 Sports' Chris Hummer is reporting that Fresno State QB Jake Haener has exited the transfer portal. After entering the portal a mere eight days ago, Haener (6'1/195) will no longer be transferring. The stars aligned really quickly linking Haener to his former head coach and new Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer. Haener did have a good relationship with new head coach Jeff Tedford, who recruited him to Fresno State during his first stint which ran 2017-2019. There is still the possibility that Haener will enter the NFL Draft, as the quarterback class is looking thinner by the day. He will have until January 17th to make a decision on next season.

UTEP vs. Fresno State Betting Prediction

Fresno State is 20-9 against the spread in its last 29 games after allowing less than 20 points in its previous game, is 25-10-2 against the number in its last 37 games following an ATS win and is 31-11 ATS in its last 42 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in its previous game. Meanwhile, the Miners are 0-4 against the number in their last four bowl games, are 0-4 against the spread in their last four bowl games as an underdog and are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.



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