Bowl Pick: New Mexico
The 7-5 Fresno State Bulldogs and the 6-6 Colorado State Rams square off in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Our team of writers and handicappers break down the matchup and hand out a 2008 New Mexico Bowl, which takes place on Saturday, December 20 at 2:30PM ET.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Fresno State -3 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 59.5 total points.
Top Public Betting Trend: Fresno State is 1-10 against the spread in its last 11 games, while Colorado State 5-2 against the spread in its last seven contests when playing Fresno State. The total has also gone over in five of Colorado State’s last six games.
Key Stat: Fresno State is allowing a whopping 197.3 rushing yards per game, as well as 30.3 points per game.
Game Outlook: This will be the first time since 2005 that Colorado State appeared in a bowl. The Rams won their last two games to become bowl eligible, so they enter this game with some momentum (so to speak). Fresno might be the better team, but they haven’t covered many games this season, going just 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 contests. Granted, they are 15-7 straight up in their last 22 games, but unless you plan on taking them on the moneyline, Colorado State seems to be the better play because they could potentially win outright. The key in this game will be whether or not the Rams can get their running game going. The Bull Dogs have failed to stop the run all year and if CSU can control the line of scrimmage, they can rush their way to a victory. This is one of the tougher bowl games to predict, but we like the dog in this game and could easily see a straight up win for Colorado State. Check out the rest of our Free College Football Bowl Pick below.
Our Free College Football Bowl Pick for the New Mexico Bowl matchup between the Fresno State Bulldogs and Colorado State Rams game is
COLORADO STATE RAMS +3
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Colorado Rams 33
Fresno State 31
We also predict that this game will GO OVER THE TOTAL (59.5 Sports Interaction.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
Posted: 12/19/08 09:00PM ET