Texas San Antonio Road Runners vs. New Mexico Lobos NCAAF Pick - Gildan New Mexico Bowl Odds

December 17, 2:00 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
New Mexico -7

In the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, it will be a collision between the New Mexico Lobos (8-4) and the Roadrunners of Texas San-Antonio (6-6). The game will be broadcasted for national audiences on ESPN with a scheduled kick-off time of 2:00 PM ET. These two teams have met twice in the last two years with each side winning once.

Texas-San Antonio Road Runners vs. New Mexico Lobos Overview

Texas San-Antonio and New Mexico have been a bit of surprise this season. Both teams have won games they should have lost and they have ultimately collected more wins than forecasted this season. For New Mexico, they come in with the most notable victory as of recent as they absolute trucked Wyoming at home on Thanksgiving weekend when they hung 56 points on the Cowboys. The Lobos feature a dynamic triple option rushing attack that leads the country in rushing yards per game. The Roadrunners have had outings this season where they eclipsed over 300 yards rushing on the ground in their own right.


UTSA vs. New Mexico Betting Trends

  • UTSA is 4-1 ATS in their previous five outings.
  • New Mexico is 1-2 SU in the New Mexico Bowl.
  • New Mexico is 5-1 at home this season.
  • Over is 6-0 in New Mexico’s previous six non-conference outings.

Public Money Consensus

In the early going 70% of the public have taken the Lobos, laying chalk and spotting points to the Roadrunners. On the Money Line, New Mexico comes in as a -300 favorite compared to Texas San-Antonio who is offered as a +240 pooch. This is likely by virtue of the fact this a by proxy home game for the Lobos. 76% are on board with the Lobos outright. In the Over/Under, 68% of the public like the Over for a line currently sitting at 59.5. Initially this contest opened with a market of 64, indicating the likelihood of a shootout.

Texas-San Antonio Road Runners vs. New Mexico Lobos Prediction

The Roadrunners have been a solid play when they are a pooch with little appeal to the public. The Roadrunners covering against the spread at Texas A&M and Arizona State and their outright triumphs against Southern Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State, showcase their upside and propensity to be overlooked. New Mexico is entering this bowl game with a vulnerability to be overvalued. In what will be a barnburner, taking back over a touchdown is always a prudent play. Factoring in the narrative that New Mexico's defense is surrendering 32 points per game, the Roadrunners have an excellent chance of going toe-to-toe with the Lobos. If New Mexico comes in uninspired by virtue of the fact they may be irked at playing yet another New Mexico Bowl, the Roadrunners can easily take the Lobos to the pound.

Free Pick: 
Take the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners +7.5

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