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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 | 11:58 a.m.
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.
Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.
New Mexico plus-2.5 at Boise State: $550 to win $500
The Broncos are in the middle of a tough stretch of their schedule that’s made worse by the way the first two games went. First Boise State blew an 11-point lead in the final four minutes at UNLV, and then it blew a 14-point second-half lead on a 3-pointer in the final seconds at home against San Diego State.
After that it was a six-point loss at Utah State, and now the Broncos get rewarded with a home game against a New Mexico team that can move into a tie for first place with a victory. This is sort of a last stand for Boise State; win and there’s still a chance at third place, lose and the Broncos may pack it up entirely.
If San Diego State hadn’t lost on Tuesday, I might have liked Boise State in this one. But with the extra motivation against a reeling Broncos team, I like New Mexico to at least keep it within two and maybe win outright.
Standings: Bern (8-5, $10,250), Brewer (4-6-2, $8,820), Keefer (4-7, $8,517.50)