New Mexico vs. Colorado State Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023
The New Mexico Lobos (21-9, 8-9 MWC) hit the road in MWC action against the Colorado State Rams (13-17, 5-12 MWC) on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11:00 PM ET. The Lobos are 2.5-point favorites in the game. The matchup has an over/under of 156.
New Mexico vs. Colorado State Odds
- New Mexico odds to win: -147
- Colorado State odds to win: +124
- Spread: New Mexico (-2.5)
- Total: 156
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Where: Fort Collins, Colorado
- Venue: Moby Arena
Who Will Win New Mexico vs. Colorado State?
New Mexico and Colorado State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, New Mexico is 9-10-1 against the spread.
In games this year in which it was an underdog by 2.5 points or more, Colorado State has a 3-10 record against the spread.
These two teams average a combined 153.5 points per game, 2.5 fewer points than the over/under of 156 set for this game.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 11.8 fewer points per game (144.2) than this game’s total of 156 points.
The average point total for New Mexico’s games this season is 2.1 fewer points than the total of 156 in this matchup.
The average total in Rams games this season is 12.2 fewer points than the point total of 156 in this outing.
So far this season, the Lobos have compiled a 15-12-2 record against the spread.
The Rams have an 11-18-0 record against the spread this year.
New Mexico Stats & Insights
New Mexico averages 81.1 points per game (15th in college basketball) while giving up 72.8 per contest (260th in college basketball). It has a +250 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 8.3 points per game.
New Mexico records 33.9 rebounds per game (63rd in college basketball) while allowing 30.9 per outing to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.0 boards per game.
The Lobos connect on 5.9 three-pointers per game (320th in college basketball) while shooting 36.3% from beyond the arc (67th in college basketball). They are making 1.8 fewer threes per contest than their opponents, who drain 7.7 per game while shooting 32.1%.
New Mexico averages 101.0 points per 100 possessions on offense (25th in college basketball), and allows 90.6 points per 100 possessions (155th in college basketball).
The Lobos are putting up 83.0 points per game this year in home games, which is 4.1 more points than they’re averaging in away games (78.9).
Colorado State Stats & Insights
Colorado State has a +29 scoring differential, putting up 72.4 points per game (166th in college basketball) and conceding 71.4 (223rd in college basketball).
The 28.1 rebounds per game Colorado State accumulates rank 341st in the country, 2.2 fewer than the 30.3 its opponents record.
Colorado State connects on 7.6 three-pointers per game (159th in college basketball), 1.6 fewer than its opponents.
Colorado State ranks 41st in college basketball with 99.8 points scored per 100 possessions, and 340th defensively with 98.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home the Rams are scoring 80.4 points per game, 17.1 more than they are averaging on the road (63.3).
New Mexico Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Lobos this season is Jamal Mashburn Jr., who averages 19.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.
New Mexico’s leading rebounder is Morris Udeze averaging 9.3 boards per game and its best passer is Jaelen House and his 4.7 assists per game.
House makes more threes per game than any other member of the Lobos, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.8 per contest.
House is New Mexico’s leader in steals, averaging 2.6 steals per game, while Udeze leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.
Colorado State Key Players to Watch
Isaiah Stevens racks up 18.0 points and adds 6.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Rams’ leaderboards for those statistics.
John Tonje is at the top of the Colorado State rebounding leaderboard with 4.8 rebounds per game. He also racks up 14.0 points and tacks on 1.4 assists per game.
Stevens averages 1.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Rams.
Colorado State’s leader in steals is Isaiah Rivera (1.1 per game), and its leader in blocks is James Moors (0.7 per game).
New Mexico vs. Colorado State Prediction
- Pick ATS:
New Mexico (-2.5)
- Pick OU:
New Mexico 76, Colorado State 72
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