2019 New Mexico Bowl Expert Picks
Find out who likes between San Diego State and Central Michigan.
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Bowl game picks
San Diego State takes on Central Michigan in the New Mexico Bowl and here are picks from our staff and across the country. The line has the Aztecs favored by 3.5.
Jeremy: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State | Score: San Diego State 24, Central Michigan 10
Josh F: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State | Score: San Diego State 17, Central Michigan 10
Matt K.: SU: Central Michigan | ATS: Central Michigan | Score: Central Michigan 24, San Diego State 17
Ted M: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State | Score: San Diego State 20, Central Michigan 13
Brandon T: SU:SDSU ATS:Central Michigan | SDSU 17 Central Michigan 14
Roger SDSU 24 Central Michigan 20
Erik: ATS: Central Michigan | SU: San Diego St
Sean: SU: SDSU ATS: SDSU | SDSU 20 Central Michigan 14
All six writers picked San Diego State to win.
Los Angeles Times
Jim McElwain’s Chippewas are recovering from a loss to Miami of Ohio in the Mid-American Conference championship game. San Diego State should be able to run the ball effectively against Central Michigan. San Diego State 24-17
The Action Cookbook
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Over the last 10 season, MAC teams are 20-39-1 against the spread in bowl games, the worst of any FBS conference. My starting position for many of these bowl games is therefore to fade the MAC, especially when that team is 2-5 playing away from home. Central Michigan’s outright division crown was significant for McElwain and his efforts to improve the program, but it does not serve as evidence that the Chips are on San Diego State’s level. Also, I love the under in this game. Pick: San Diego State (-3.5)
CMU coach Jim McElwain has a mini Mountain West reunion against Rocky Long, who coached New Mexico from 1998 to 2008 and is 1-1 in this game. McElwain’s offense is diverse and dynamic, but San Diego State’s defense poses a major challenge. The Aztecs force a lot of mistakes and make very few of their own, and they’ll grind out a win behind linebacker Kyahva Tezino and an excellent front seven.
Prediction: San Diego State 21, Central Michigan 16
All three go with San Diego State.