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Colorado State Rams vs New Mexico Lobos Betting Matchup Report

New Mexico LobosColorado State Rams
Feb 23, 4:00 PM | Moby Arena

New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado State Rams Odds

22-4TEAM RECORD21-5

Colorado State will look to improve on its 21-5 record on Saturday when they host New Mexico in NCAA basketball odds action at Moby Arena.

The Rams currently sports a 21-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-8-2 ATS. The Lobos are 22-4 and 12-10-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rams produce a 6-12 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lobos have gone 9-14 against the number.

View New Mexico vs Colorado State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Colorado State sat as 6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 8 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Lobos sit at No. 38 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Rams will win this game 78-72.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Colorado State has the nation's No. 52-rated offensive output, at 73.3 PPG. The visiting Lobos defense ranks No. 40 allowing on average 60.3 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.5 points per game. Colorado State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 60-50 winner at home against Boise State. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. Cameron Bairstow scored 16 points leading the Lobos to a 60-50 victory over Boise State at The Pit on Saturday.

Colorado State was a 61-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UNLV. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Colorado State got 16 points from Colton Iverson but lost anyway, 61-59, to UNLV on Wednesday at Thomas & Mack Center.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego State are 8-2
After playing Boise State are 3-0
After a win are 6-4

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Fresno State are 6-2
After playing UNLV are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lobos at Rams trends to consider:
New Mexico is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado State
New Mexico is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Colorado State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado State's last 5 games when playing New Mexico
Colorado State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
New Mexico home to San Diego State, Wednesday, February 27
Colorado State home to Fresno State, Wednesday, February 27