New Mexico vs UTSA New Mexico Bowl Free Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/8/2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
New Mexico Bowl
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The New Mexico Lobos take on the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in the New Mexico Bowl. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Lobos are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-2-0. The Roadrunners have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread.
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Lamar Jordan finished with 122 yards through the air for New Mexico in his last game. He completed 4 passes out of 5 attempts for a 80% completion percentage. The Lobos were led in rushing by Teriyon Gipson, who finished with 217 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 17 yards per carry. Richard McQuarley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 58 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Mexico got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 17 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 690 yards for the game. The Lobos ran for 568 yards on 46 attempts.
Dalton Sturm finished with 286 yards passing for Texas San Antonio in his last contest. He went 18 for 33, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Roadrunners were led on the ground by Jarveon Williams, who finished with 48 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Kerry Thomas led the team in receiving with 145 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. Texas San Antonio had 25 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 520 yards for the contest. The Roadrunners ran for 106 yards on 45 carries as a team.
New Mexico scores 37.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7.8 passes on 14.4 attempts for a 53.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 109.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 127th in college football. The Lobos run for an average of 360.9 yards per game on 53 attempts for an average of 6.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 1st in the nation. They also run 67.4 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 470.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 27th overall this season. The Lobos average 21.2 first downs per game which ranks them 64th in the country. They accumulate 58.9 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 42nd in the nation.
New Mexico allows 231 passing yards per game, ranking 71st in D-1, and they allow 32.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 95th. They give up 15.9 completions on 26.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.9. The Lobos allow 166.3 rushing yards per game on 36.1 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 61st in the country. New Mexico allows 397.3 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 56th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.4 penalties for 40.3 yards per game, ranking them 14th among D-1 teams.
Texas San Antonio averages 29.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 64th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.2 passes per game on 29.8 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 221.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 76th in Division 1. The Roadrunners run for an average of 154.8 yards per game on 40.5 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 91st on the ground. They also run 70.3 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 376.4 yards per game, ranking them 97th in the country on offense. The Roadrunners get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. They average 59.8 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 34th in college football.
Texas San Antonio allows an average of 242.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 80th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 69th in the nation. They give up 18.4 completions on 33.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 55 per game. The Roadrunners allow 157.8 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 52nd in the country. Texas San Antonio allows 400 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 58th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 52.2 yards in each contest, ranking 65th in the nation.
New Mexico Betting Trends
New Mexico is 10-2-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Texas San Antonio Betting Trends
Texas San Antonio is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Texas San Antonio has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 OL Garrett Adcock Concussion out for season
12/04/16 S John Russo Knee out indefinitely
12/04/16 RB Romell Jordan Knee out for season
12/04/16 RB Tyrone Owens Foot missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
12/04/16 DL William Udeh Knee "?" Saturday vs. Tex San Antonio
Texas San Antonio
09/20/16 RB Halen Steward Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Texas San Antonio +7.5
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