A lot of handicappers are focusing in on Colorado State for the side of the 2008 New Mexico Bowl, but Jimmy Boyd had himself dialed in on the total. That’s the thing about Boyd is that when you sign up for his bowl picks he will look for value in every single number posted on the board. His focus isn’t only on the bowl game odds dealing with the spread, but his main determination is to make clients money any way possible. For this one he liked the game to go over and of course it was a high-scoring affair. Let’s see what his reasons were behind the selections.
3* College Bowl Total of the Week (New Mexico Bowl ESPN) on Fresno St/CSU OVER 60
With as poor as these two teams have played defense this season, the OVER is most definitely the play. Fresno State is giving up 32.7 ppg on the road this season and CSU is giving up 36.8 ppg. The Over is 5-1 in the Rams last 6 games overall and 4-1 in the Rams last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Over is 6-2 in the Bulldogs last 8 non-conference games, 5-2 in the Bulldogs last 7 Bowl games, and 5-2-1 in Bulldogs last 8 games as a favorite. Take the Over.