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BYU vs. UTEP: New Mexico Bowl Betting Odds

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 16:  Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the BYU Cougars heads his team against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.  TCU beat BYU 31-3.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Joe DuffyAnalyst IDecember 17, 2010

UTEP versus BYU New Mexico Bowl Las Vegas betting odds are up for college football picks and predictions. The bookmaker’s point spread is Brigham Young minus 11.5 with a total of 50.5. Here is the sports handicappers preview.

Texas El Paso has an average running game, getting 4.6 yards per rush to teams that normally allow 4.6. They are weak in the passing game getting 6.7 passing yards per attempt to defenses that permit 7.7, and they get 5.6 yards per play to 6.0.

Defensively, they allow a generous 4.9 to teams normally getting just 3.9, but 6.6 yards per pass to 7.0 and 5.7 yards per play teams that usually get 5.5.

BYU rushes for 4.2 yards per play to defenses that allow an average of 4.4. They also get a pedestrian 5.8 passing yards per attempt to 7.2 and just 4.9 yards per play to teams that normally allow 5.6.

Defensively, the Cougars permit 4.1 yards per rush versus squads that earn 4.5 and they allow a stout 6.4 yards per pass to 7.4, holding teams to .6 yards per play below what they normally get.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): UTEP is 8-21 off spread win. BYU is 7-0 after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.

Over/under trends: The Miners have gone over seven straight on grass.

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