The best offshore sports betting sites favor San Diego State by 3.5 points over Central Michigan, as the spread goes for the 2019 New Mexico Bowl on December 21, 2019, with kickoff scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST, at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque.
Central Michigan vs. San Diego State 2019 New Mexico Bowl Odds
|Central Michigan||+3½ (-110)||40½ (-110)||+155|
|San Diego State||-3½ (-110)||40½ (-110)||-175|
Betting Central Michigan
CMU won the MAC West Division with a record of 8-5 (6-2 in conference play). Also, and according to the best online sportsbooks, Central Michigan went 9-3-1 ATS. Starting QB Quinten Dormady is 179 of 268 (66.8%) for 2,148 with 14 TDs, six picks, and 11 sacks. Wide receiver Kalil Pimpleton has caught 79 passes for 823 yards and six TDs. CMU ranks 40th in the country in passing yards per game (258.9). As it does in rushing offense, with 186.7 yards per game.
Running back Jonathan Ward has rushed for 1082 yards and 15 TDS on 174 carries. Central Michigan has the 28th-best total offense, averaging 445.6 yards per game. CMU’s 44th-ranking scoring offense (31.9 ppg) scored 45 or more points in their last three games before the MAC championship game. Therein, Miami (OH) held them to 21.
Defensive lineman Sean Adesanya has seven sacks, and linebacker Troy Brown has 84 tackles and three interceptions. CMU allows just 115.1 rushing yards per game (20th). But they yield 236.6 passing yards per game (87th). Which drops their total defense to 38th in the country. Per the best offshore sports betting sites, the Chippewas are 5-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games. 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. And 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall.
“Most of Central Michigan’s success was derived from a balanced offense that is within 23 yards of producing a pair of 1,000-yard running backs in senior Jonathan Ward (174 carries, 1,082 yards, 15 TDs) and sophomore Kobe Lewis (177 carries, 977 yards, 11 TDs). Securing the ball is a concern. The Chippewas have fumbled 23 times on the season, losing the ball on 15 of those occasions,” The San Diego Union-Tribune informs.
Betting San Diego State
The Aztecs finished the regular season with 9-3 record (5-3 in MWC play). SDSU also went 7-5 ATS, as reported by the best offshore sports betting sites. Starting QB Ryan ‘Spiro’ Agnew is 216 of 340 (63.5%) for 2,175 with 11 TDs, five picks, and 18 sacks. Wide receiver Kobe Smith has 57 receptions for 673 yards and four TDs. San Diego State produces fewer than 200 yards through the air per game.
Running back Juwan Washington has 500 yards and two TDs on 150 carries. SDSU’s rushing is even worse than their passing. The Aztecs gain just 133.7 yards on the ground per game (103rd). As a result, they have a 115th-raking total offense, with 329.3 yards per game. Thus, the Aztecs can’t be expected to pile on the points. And in fact, they average 19.0 points per game (119th).
Defensive lineman Myles Cheatum has five sacks, linebacker Kyahva Tezino has 96 tackles, and cornerback Luq Barcoo has eight interceptions. Unsurprisingly, SDSU has to make up for their crummy offense with stellar defense. San Diego State has the 5th-best total offense (288.7 yards allowed per game). The 4th-best scoring defense (12.8 points allowed per game). And the second-best run defense, allowing just 72.3 rushing yards per game.
The Aztecs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after an ATS win. 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games on grass. And 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in December.
Central Michigan vs. San Diego State 2019 New Mexico Bowl Pick
SDSU has gone under the total in all but one game this season. As has CMU in their previous two games. Bet on the total and take the under.