Colorado State vs. New Mexico - 2/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Mexico Lobos (16-11) at Colorado State Rams (14-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moby Arena)
The Line: Colorado State Rams +1.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado State Rams and the New Mexico Lobos face off on Tuesday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Colorado State Rams are 14-13 this season and they have lost their last three games in a row. Colorado State is averaging 79 points per game and they are shooting 42.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 79.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.8 percent. Gian Clavell leads the Rams averaging 20.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Antwan Scott is averaging 15.8 points, John Gillon is averaging 12.5 points, and Emmanuel Omogbo is averaging 10.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Colorado State is 10-5 at home and 6-8 in the Mountain West.
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The New Mexico Lobos are 16-11 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Air Force that ended a two game winning streak. New Mexico is averaging 77.5 points per game and they are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Elijah Brown leads the Lobos averaging 21.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Tim Williams is averaging 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds, Cullen Neal is averaging 12.8 points, and Obij Aget is averaging 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. New Mexico is 4-6 on the road and 9-5 in the MWC.
Colorado State is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 home games, 4-1 against the spread following a double digit home loss, and 3-9 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. New Mexico is 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 road games, 1-3-1 against the spread against the MWC, and 1-4 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record.
Neither of these teams are consistent enough to feel comfortable backing but I will give New Mexico the nod.