Quick Lane Bowl Odds - New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green
Head coach Jerry Kill made an impact at one of the worst programs in the country. New Mexico State is heading to its fourth bowl game in school history, it's first since the 2017 season. Their .500 record is their best mark in five seasons and marks a four-game improvement from their win total last season. New Mexico State averaged 3.5 yards per play against FBS opponents this season. Bowling Green will be making its 13th appearance in a bowl game. They are 5-7 in bowls, with the last appearance coming in the GoDaddy Bowl in 2015, a 58-27 loss to Georgia Southern.
2022 Quick Lane Bowl at a Glance
Date: Monday, December 26, 2022
Time (ET) / TV: 2:30 PM / ESPN
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Matchup: New Mexico State Aggies vs. Bowling Green Falcons
College Football Betting Lines
New Mexico State Aggies +2.5
Bowling Green Falcons -2.5
Quick Lane Bowl Preview
Last game, the Bowling Green Falcons lost 38-14 against the Ohio Bobcats as 5.5-point road dogs. The game went to a push on the total of 52. Bowling Green has a record of 6-6 straight up, 4-7-1 against the spread, and 7-4-1 over/under the total. Bowling Green ranks 106th for total offense, 59th for passing, 121st for rushing and 97th for scoring. Defensively they rank 105th overall, 103rd against the pass, 86th against the rush, and 116th for points allowed. Also, Bowling Green ranks 114th for fewest turnovers lost and 72nd for takeaways.
Bowling Green has compiled a 4-7-1 record against the spread this season. Bowling Green has yet to cover the spread (0-3) when playing as at least 2-point favorites. This season, Bowling Green games have hit the over seven times. The Falcons have been the moneyline favorite three total times this season. They’ve finished 2-1 in those games. When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -129 or shorter, the Falcons have gone 2-0.
Last game, the New Mexico State Aggies won 65-3 against Valparaiso as 31.5-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 55. New Mexico State has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. New Mexico State ranks 114th for total offense, 120th for passing, 65th for rushing and 82nd for scoring.
Defensively they rank 32nd overall, 14th against the pass, 80th against the rush, and 52nd for points allowed. Also, New Mexico State ranks 23rd for fewest turnovers lost and 109th for takeaways.
New Mexico State has compiled a 6-5-0 record against the spread this year. In games as an underdog by 2 points or more this year, the Aggies are 3-4 against the spread. Games involving New Mexico State have hit the over on five occasions this season. This season, the Aggies have won two out of the six games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Aggies have a record of 1-0 when they’re set as an underdog of +107 or more this season.
Quick Lane Bowl Prediction
In this situation, New Mexico State is a dangerous and capable underdog./p>
Quick Lane Bowl Format
The Quick Lane Bowl began in 2014, taking the place of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Little Caesars Bowl started as the Motor City Bowl in 1997 at the Pontiac Silverdome and eventually moved to Ford Field in downtown Detroit in 2002 and pitted schools from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) against a team from the Big Ten or the Sun Belt Conference.
The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl eventually went away as the Quick Lane Bowl took its place in 2014, with teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten squaring off.
Quick Lane Bowl Past Results
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Underdogs have done well in Detroit over the years, posting a 10-3 ATS record in the last 13 seasons. Eastern Michigan grabbed the cover in 2019 as hefty 13-point dogs in a 34-30 defeat to Pittsburgh, as MAC schools have lost in nine of the past ten opportunities.
The 2020 installment of the Quick Lane Bowl was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the game returned on Dec. 27, 2021, with Western Michigan of the MAC facing Nevada of the Mountain West Conference. The Broncos posted a bowl-record 52 points with 514 total yards of offense, and the Wolf Pack had no answers. NFL prospect QB Carson Strong elected to opt out to prepare for the 2022 NFL Draft, and the offense was hamstrung.
Most All-Time Wins
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have a Quick Lane Bowl record of two wins.
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