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SMU Mustangs vs BYU Cougars Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | New Mexico BOWL December 17 2022

SMU Mustangs vs BYU Cougars Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Football Betting Preview | New Mexico BOWL December 17 2022

The 2022 New Mexico Bowl will feature the SMU Mustangs and the BYU Cougars. Do you think the Mustangs will get the better of BYU? Or do you see the Cougars humbling SMU in this matchup? Check out our preview of this SMU vs BYU in the 2022 New Mexico Bowl game.

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Betting Preview for the SMU Mustangs vs BYU Cougars 2022 NCAA New Mexico BOWL Game on December 17, 2022

Where: University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 7:30 PM ET

Line: SMU Mustangs ( -1.5) vs. BYU Cougars (+1.5) view all 2022 NCAAF lines

TV Broadcast: ESPN


Betting on the SMU Mustangs (-1.5)

Record: 7-5 Overall/5-3 Conference

The Mustants became bowl eligible thanks to a 7-5 overall record. They are als coming off a 34-31 win over the Memphis Tigers, to they have some momentum with them going into this matchup against BYU. One thing about SMU is that it can sling the ball. In fact, the Mustangs are third in the nation with 332.2 passing yards per game. They stretch the field well with a spectacular downfield weapons which are also a major reason why they are 10th in the nation with 37.8 points per game. Brigham Young’s pass defense isn’t really all that intimidating so it’s not going to be a big shock if SMU has its way from start to finish against the Cougars’ stop unit.

The Under is 5-1 in SMU’s last six bowl games.

Betting on the BYU Cougars (+1.5)

Record: 7-5 Overall/0-0 Conference

After losing four games in a row in October, BYU went down to work and finshed their regular-season schedule with a three-game win streak, which includes the Cougars’ 35-26 road win over the Stanford Cardinal on Nov. 26 on the road. While the Cougars aren’t having an ideal season, they can at least say that they have beaten a top-10 team earlier in the campaign when they took down the Baylor Bears at home in September, 26-20. And if SMU is dreaming of taking advantage of BYU’s defense, the Cougars are definitely also doing the same. For one, SMU is just 122nd in the nation with 36.4 points per game allowed. It was not that long ago when the Tulane Green Wave dropped 59 points on SMU.

The Over is 4-1 in BYU’s last five games after a win.

Writer’s Prediction

BYU wins, 33-30.

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