|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFBowl season in the NCAA starts up on Saturday, December 19, with the New Mexico Bowl featuring the Arizona Wildcats and the New Mexico Lobos. The game at University Stadium kicks off at 2:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Arizona is a solid favorite to win.
The Wildcats are 6-6 SU and 6-6 ATS so far this season. Nine of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other three going UNDER the line set by oddsmakers. They are coming off of a 52-37 loss to Arizona State, where they lost against the spread as 6 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 66 ½ point line set by sports betting pros in that game.
The Lobos are 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS overall this year. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven going UNDER the line set by sportsbooks. They are coming off of a 47-35 win over Air Force, where they won against the spread as 11 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 53 ½ point line by the sports gamblers in that one.
Arizona is 6-14 ATS on grass, and 1-4 ATS in bowl games. They are 1-5 ATS at a neutral site, and 1-6 ATS in December. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent non-conference matchups, and OVER in 7 of their last 8 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games against the Mountain West Conference, and OVER in 10 of their last 13 games overall.
New Mexico is 9-19 ATS in non-conference matchups, and 1-5 ATS coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games after a SU win, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games overall. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games against the Pac-12 Conference.
These teams last met in September 2008, when New Mexico won 36-28, and won against the spread as 10 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 50 ½ point line set by the online casinos.
For the 2015 New Mexico Bowl, Arizona is listed as a 9 ½ point favorite. The over/under is set at 64 points. On the moneyline, the Wildcats are a -360, while the Lobos are listed at +300.