SMU Vs. BYU: New Mexico Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – December 17, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 5, 2022

The SMU Mustangs will play the BYU Cougars in the New Mexico Bowl. The Cougars (+157 moneyline odds to win) will take on the Mustangs (-4.5) on December 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET on ABC. The over/under for the matchup is set at 65 points.

The betting facts in the following article reflect odds as of December 17, 2022 at 12:23 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this outing and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

SMU Vs. BYU Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for SMU vs BYU
Spread Over/Under
SMU (-4.5) Over (65)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

SMU Stats (Rank) BYU
38.4 (12) Points Per Game 31.9 (40)
34.7 (123) Points Per Game Against 30.0 (100)
324.9 (6) Pass Yards 266.6 (31)
242.8 (92) Pass Yards Against 235.8 (84)
154.8 (65) Rush Yards 173.7 (50)
203.3 (121) Rush Yards Against 172.8 (97)
18 (86) Giveaways 9 (6)
15 (71) Takeaways 11 (118)
-3 Turnover Differential +2

SMU Vs. BYU Betting Insights

SMU Stats And Trends

  • SMU’s record against the spread is 5-7-0.
  • SMU has won twice ATS (2-3) as a 4.5-point or bigger favorite this year.
  • There have been five SMU games (of 12) that hit the over this year.
  • Six times so far this year, the Mustangs and their opponent have combined for more than 65 points.
  • The average total for Mustangs games this season has been 66.3, 1.3 points higher than the total for this game.

BYU Stats And Trends

  • BYU has beaten the spread four times in 12 games.
  • BYU has yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 4.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • BYU has seen eight of its 12 games hit the over.
  • Cougars games have finished with over 65 points scored three times this season.
  • Cougars games average 58.0 total points, 7.0 fewer than the total for this matchup.

SMU Players To Watch

  • Tanner Mordecai leads SMU with 3,306 passing yards (300.5 ypg) on 261-of-406 passing with 31 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season. He also adds 118 rushing yards (10.7 ypg) on 54 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Tyler Lavine has carried the ball 119 times for a team-high 551 yards (55.1 per game), with nine touchdowns this year.
  • This season Velton Gardner has piled up 368 yards (46.0 per game) on 70 carries with one touchdown.
  • Rashee Rice’s team-high 1,355 receiving yards (112.9 yards per game) have come on 96 receptions with 10 touchdowns.
  • Jordan Kerley has reeled in 31 passes for 538 yards (59.8 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
  • Dylan Goffney’s 18 grabs are good enough for 369 yards (41.0 ypg) and two touchdowns.

BYU Players To Watch

  • Jaren Hall leads BYU with 3,171 passing yards (264.3 ypg) on 248-of-376 passing with 31 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. He also has 346 rushing yards (28.8 ypg) on 86 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
  • Christopher Brown Jr.’s team-high 729 rushing yards (72.9 per game) have come on 111 carries, with five touchdowns this year.
  • Puka Nacua’s team-high 625 receiving yards (69.4 yards per game) have come on 48 receptions with five touchdowns.
  • Keanu Hill has collected 572 receiving yards (47.7 yards per game) and seven touchdowns, reeling in 36 passes this year.
  • Kody Epps’ 39 catches have netted him 459 yards (57.4 ypg) and six touchdowns.

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