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The betting line for this year’s New Mexico Bowl between the Texas El Paso Miners and BYU Cougars is one of the few bowl games that hasn’t moved since it opened. The Cougars opened up at -12 and the line hasn’t moved an inch at Online sportsbook. The total opened at 50 and has not moved. The betting public is split right down the middle on this one and 59% are on the under. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Miners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. MWC.
Miners are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Miners are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
Over is 4-1 in Miners last 5 games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater.
Over is 4-1 in Miners last 5 non-conference games.
Under is 7-2 in Cougars last 9 games on grass.
Under is 9-3 in Cougars last 12 games overall.
My Prediction: UTEP comes in as losers of 5 of 6 while BYU has won 4 of 5. Normally I would take the hotter team coming into a Bowl game, but those 4 BYU wins were against the bottom of the Mountain West Conference. UTEP has a good enough offense to keep up with the Cougars. Take the points.