The Bowling Green Falcons take on the New Mexico State Aggies on December 26 in the Quick Lane Bowl. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. ET at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
The Falcons (6-6, 5-3 MAC) had a decent year in the MAC, with wins over Toledo, Marshall, and Miami (OH), but ultimately didn’t make much of a splash. Quarterback Matt McDonald threw for 2,639 and 22 touchdowns.
The Aggies (6-6) ended their season with big wins over Liberty and Valparaiso, recovering from an 0-4 start to the season to win six of their last eight games. Quarterback Diego Pavia is questionable to play with a hamstring issue, but he’s been practicing in the week ahead of the bowl.
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Bowling Green -3.5
Moneyline: Bowling Green -175, New Mexico State +150
Key players that have opted out, injuries for Quick Lane Bowl
New Mexico State
QB Diego Pavia (injury)
P Josh Carlson (transfer portal)
The Pick: New Mexico State +3.5
NMSU finished off the season with two very strong performances, and if Diego Pavia is able to play in the Quick Lane Bowl, I see the Aggies having a good day. The Bowling Green defense ranks 125th in SP+, so if NMSU’s offense can get going, they should be able to cover here.