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New Mexico Bowl 2012 odds and lines: Arizona favored by nine vs. Nevada

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Both the Wildcats and Wolf Pack enter Saturday's game looking to rebound from season-ending losses.

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After opening the week as an eight-point favorite, the Arizona Wildcats are now favored by nine points over the Nevada Wolf Pack in Saturday's Gildan New Mexico Bowl, according to the oddsmakers at

The game, which is the first off all the bowls and will officially signal the start of bowl season, features two teams looking to rebound from season-ending losses. Nevada (7-5) lost to co-Mountain West Conference champion Boise State, 27-21, on Dec. 1, while Arizona (7-5) dropped a close one to in-state rival Arizona State, 41-34, on Nov. 23.

Both Arizona and Nevada have run prolific offenses this season, with the Wildcats averaging 37.3 and the Wolfpack averaging 37 points per game. Both team's rank in the top 20 nationally when it comes to scoring offense, but have struggled defensively, allowing 34.3 and 32.5 points per game, respectively.

On the year, Arizona is 6-6 and Nevada is 3-8-1 against the spread. The game also features an over-under of 110 points.