The Lobos of New Mexico are playing in the New Mexico Bowl against the Arizona Wildcats -- and they were still getting 9.5 points when the matchup was announced. (NJ.com and others had Arizona giving 11.5!) Sense seems to have prevailed, as Oddsshark now has the spread at just 8. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl kicks off from Albuquerque at 2 pm ET, and these two teams are expected to score some points. The over/under is 65.
Besides home field advantage (though plenty of Wildcats fans will be in attendance), the Lobos have history on their side. For what it's worth, they've covered the spread against Arizona the last three times the teams have faced off. The over/under has been exceeded in 10 of the 13 Lobos-Wildcats matchups. The Lobos are ranked #9 in the country in yards per game. Arizona lost 4 of its last 5 games. The spread might creep down even below 8 before kickoff. You could bet Arizona and lay the points, but...The BEST SALES on Amazon NOW ]