Free Week 8 Prediction: Bulldogs vs Lobos Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
NCAA Football Spread: Fresno State -14.5
NCAA Betting Total: 55
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Fresno State continues dominating the competition with their latest victim being Wyoming as they fell 27-3.
New Mexico lost a heart-breaker on the road against Colorado St. losing 18-20 on a last-second field goal.
Fresno State opened up as 17 point favorites and have since dropped to 14 point favorites with about 70% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 53 points and have slightly risen to 54.5 points.
Fresno State Bulldogs
Fresno State’s offense did the most they could do against a solid Wyoming defense as they totaled 391 yards to go with 17 first downs while they converted 6 of their 14 third down attempts.
QB Marcus McMaryion was yet again the star of the offense as he completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 287 yards and two touchdowns.
He also led the rushing attack producing 53 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.
WRs Jared Rice and Ronnie Rivers combined for 127 yards and one touchdown on 10 receptions.
Defensively, Fresno State was yet again stout holding their opponent to 3 points for a second consecutive game.
They only surrendered 221 yards while holding Wyoming to just 5 of 17 on third down attempts.
New Mexico Lobos
New Mexico’s offense was pretty sloppy against Colorado State producing 298 yards and 15 first downs, while they could only convert on 3 of their 11 third down attempts.
Even their rushing attack was ineffective averaging 3.8 YPC.
QB Sheriron Jones was decent completing 12 of his 20 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns.
Leading the rushing attack was RB Tyrone Owens who totaled 65 yards on 18 carries.
WRs Anselem Umeh and Elijah Lilly combined for 116 yards and one touchdown on five receptions.
On the defensive side New Mexico gave up 423 yards, but were efficient on third downs only allowing them to convert 7 of their 18 attempts.
They were also able to produce two sacks and five tackles for a loss.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- FRES are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- FRES are 22-4-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
- Under is 15-3 in FRES last 18 conference games.
- Over is 12-4 in UNM last 16 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in UNM last 8 conference games.
- UNM are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
Fresno State holds off New Mexico on the road.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: New Mexico +14.5
As much as I like Fresno State and their defense, this feels like a trap game considering Fresno State just shut down a formidable Wyoming squad and could have a look ahead game against Hawaii.
New Mexico is coming off of a heart breaker and should come out focused to give their home crowd a legitimate win at home.
Although I expect Fresno State to get the win, I’ll take the home team and points.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Fresno State 30 – New Mexico 24
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