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New Mexico Lobos take on Rams in college basketball test

New Mexico LobosColorado State Rams
March 10, 5:30 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado State Rams Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD19-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Lobos of New Mexico hit the hard court against the Rams of Colorado State.

The Mountain West Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Thomas & Mack Center).

The Rams sport records of 19-11 and 16-9-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Lobos have 20-11 and 13-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-14 for the Rams and 10-13-1 for the Lobos.

View New Mexico vs Colorado State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rams are listed as 2-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 99 (Rams) and the No. 51 (Lobos) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 78-74 result in favor of the Lobos has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Lobos is ranked No. 67 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Colorado State’s No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Colorado State is the No. 195-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while New Mexico rates No. 163 at 6.3 per game.

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Colorado State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 94 nationally in scoring at home.

New Mexico was a 66-61 winner in its last match at home against Air Force. They failed to cover the 13–point spread as favorites. Dairese Gary scored 17 points leading the Lobos to a 66-61 victory over Air Force at The Pit on Saturday.

Colorado State lost its last outing, a 66-48 result against San Diego State on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog. Andy Ogide scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 66-48 to San Diego State at Viejas Arena on Saturday).

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Air Force are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Colorado State Rams Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing San Diego State are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lobos at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado State's last 10 games
Colorado State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Colorado State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Mexico