New Mexico State vs Bowling Green Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2022 Quick Lane Bowl (Aggies Keep Momentum Going)

Larry Rupp
New Mexico State vs Bowling Green odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Quick Lane Bowl.
New Mexico State vs Bowling Green odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Quick Lane Bowl. / AP Photos/Rick Osentoski
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New Mexico State vs Bowling Green Quick Lane Bowl Game Info

2022 College Football Game - Quick Lane Bowl
New Mexico State Aggies (6-6) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (6-6)
Date: Monday, Dec. 26, 2022
Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Coverage: ESPN

With the 2022-23 college football regular season in the rearview mirror, bowl games are right around the corner. The Quick Lane Bowl is set for kickoff on Monday, Dec. 26, and pits the New Mexico State Aggies against the Bowling Green Falcons. It will be each team's first appearance at the Quick Lane Bowl.

New Mexico State won each of its last two games of the season to become bowl eligible with a 6-6 record and will be looking for its first bowl win since 2017. On the other side, Bowling Green ended the season with a loss to fall back to a .500 record, but will be aiming for its first bowl win since 2014.

New Mexico State vs Bowling Green Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NMSU: (+105) | BGSU: (-126)
Spread: NMSU: +2.5 (-110) | BGSU: -2.5 (-110)
Total: 47.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Bowling Green enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread. This clash also features a total of 47.5 points, which is about average compared to the rest of the college football bowl game slate.

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New Mexico State vs Bowling Green Prediction & Pick

Momentum plays a big role when it comes to bowl games and it's on the side of the Aggies in this one. New Mexico State took down a talented Liberty team by a score of 49-14 on Nov. 26 and crushed Valparaiso by a score of 65-3 on Dec. 3. New Mexico State is simply balling out right now.

Bowling Green has had a much more up-and-down season. The Falcons started the year with back-to-back losses, but a three-game winning streak toward the end of October turned hope around. Their one glaring issue remains turnovers as they rack up 1.8 giveaways per game (T-No. 107 in FBS).

New Mexico State is 3-0-1 straight up in four bowl games and I see them sneaking out of Ford Field with a victory.

Final Score Prediction: New Mexico State: 27 | Bowling Green: 24

New Mexico State vs Bowling Green Betting Trends

- New Mexico State is 7-5 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The total has hit the over in six of New Mexico State's 12 games this season.
- Bowling Green is 4-7-1 ATS this season.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Bowling Green's 12 games this season.

New Mexico State vs Bowling Green Best Bet

Bowling Green allowed an average of 180.7 rushing yards over its last three games of the season, which plays right into New Mexico State's biggest strength. The Aggies average a reliable 156.3 rushing yards per game (No. 65 in FBS) as running back Star Thomas tallies 4.8 yards per carry.

Keep in mind the Falcons are heading into this game 1-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last four games. The Aggies have fared much better as of late, going 5-1 ATS in their last six games. Head coach Jerry Kill has his players fired up right now, so I trust the Aggies to at least keep this one close.

Bet: New Mexico State Aggies +2.5 (-110)

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