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Point spread favors Rams in battle with Lobos

Colorado State RamsNew Mexico Lobos
4-5November 16, 2013, 07:00 | University Stadium3-6

The Lobos will do battle with the visiting Colorado State Rams on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.

Backers of the Lobos have seen them go 3-6 and 5-3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rams are at 4-5 and 6-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 7-1-1, while the Lobos are 7-2.

View Colorado State Rams vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -4-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 90-rated Lobos and the No. 63-ranked Rams, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 34-28 result in favor of the Rams.

In their last action, Colorado State was a 38-17 winner at home against Nevada. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (55) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, New Mexico got a 179-yard performance from Kasey Carrier as a key part of its 45-37 win over Air Force.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 34 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 87 this week at 30.4 PPG. The Lobos aerial game is averaging 99.67 yards per game, less than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 303.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Rams feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 119.5 yards per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

A few Rams at Lobos trends to consider:
Colorado State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Colorado State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado State's last 10 games
New Mexico is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Mexico is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Mexico's last 8 games
New Mexico is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Colorado State at Utah State, Saturday, November 23rd
New Mexico at Fresno State, Saturday, November 23rd