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New Mexico Bowl odds: Utah State favored against UTEP

Utah State is the clear favorite in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl but can they cover?

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

The New Mexico Bowl came out with its opening line between Utah State and UTEP, and the Aggies open up as an 11-point favorite over the Miners. As confident I am that the Aggies will win this game I don't think they will cover the spread as big as it is. A combination of UTEP's strong ground game and Utah State's hit and miss offense will most likely keep this game close.

12:20 PM Game Time Record Line* Betting Trend
Teams Win-Loss Open Current Spread Money O/U
UTEP 7-5 50 46 50% N/A 32%
Utah State 9-4 -11 -10 50% N/A 68%
*Lines will be updated as needed up to gameday.

This year Utah State is 6-7 Against the spread while UTEP is 9-3 against the spread. I would take Utah State to win outright but not cover unless the line drops to around -7. As for the O/U I feel like it's a toss up but combined the teams are averaging 55.7 points a game which would put them comfortably on the over side.