New Mexico vs. Colorado State - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (14-0) at New Mexico Lobos (9-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The New Mexico Lobos and the Colorado State Rams face off on Saturday at The Pit in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The New Mexico Lobos are 9-4 this season and they have won six of their last seven games including their MWC opener against Fresno State. New Mexico is averaging 65.4 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 58.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Deshawn Delaney leads the Lobos averaging 14.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Hugh Greenwood is averaging 11.2 points, Devon Williams is averaging 6.9 points, and Obi Aget is averaging 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. New Mexico is 6-1 at home this season.
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The Colorado State Rams are 14-0 this season and they are ranked 24th in the nation. CSU is averaging 73.1 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. J.J. Avila leads the Rams averaging 14.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. Stanton Kidd is averaging 12.2 points and 5.1 rebounds, Daniel Bejerano is averaging 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Gian Clavell is averaging 9.9 points. Colorado State opened their MWC schedule with a home win against Boise State.
New Mexico is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 40-14-1 against the spread against the Mountain West. Colorado State is 7-18-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning home record, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 5-22-1 against the spread following a win. Colorado State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against New Mexico.
New Mexico has gotten used to life without Cullen Neal and I expect them to hang CSU’s first loss of the year on them.