Officials investigating suspicious betting activity on UNLV vs New Mexico football game

Officials investigating suspicious betting activity on UNLV vs New Mexico football game

Article brief provided by Action Network
  • Brett McMurphy, Action Network
December 7, 2023 8:06 PM
  • Brett McMurphy, Action Network
  • United States

Gaming commission officials in multiple states are investigating last month’s UNLV at New Mexico game because of suspicious and/or abnormal betting activity against the Lobos, sources told Action Network.

UNLV opened as a 10.5-point favorite against New Mexico. By kickoff six days later, UNLV had ballooned to a 16.5-point favorite. The Rebels scored on their first five possessions and easily won, 56-14.

Hours before the Nov. 4 kickoff, an alert was sent out by a licensed independent integrity monitor regarding suspicious wagering on the game, sports betting operators told Action Network. The alert was triggered by a large U.S. sportsbook that first identified the abnormal betting activity.