NCAA Basketball Betting Tip of the Day New Mexico Bowl - 12-20-08

Dec 20, 2008 8:29 PM

by GT Staff |

New Mexico Bowl

11:30 a.m. PT in Albuquerque

Fresno St -3 vs Colorado St (60)

Any resemblance between the Fresno State team that started the season 3-1 and the one playing in today’s game is purely a coincidence. The Bulldogs enter the game with the nation’s worst record against the spread at 2-10. And even though Fresno held on for a 7-5 mark, nearly half the wins were ugly. State beat such cupcakes as Idaho (by 13), Utah State (by 2) and New Mexico State (by 7). Throw in a loss to mediocre Louisiana Tech.

As for the Colorado State Rams, well they’re just glad to be here. The Rams had to win their last two games (New Mexico, Wyoming) to become bowl eligible at 6-6. Still there’s plenty of reason to side with the underdog here, especially considering that the Rams gave Mountain West powers BYU and TCU fits before bowing by 3 and 6 points respectively. With Fresno coming off a 51-point pounding at the hands of Boise State, self-doubt has to enter in. Not so with the Rams, who are 3-1 ATS in their last four starts. COLORADO ST.