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Colorado State Rams (12-1) vs New Mexico Lobos (12-1)
2024-01-02 22:30:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams -3.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5
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The New Mexico Lobos will play the Colorado State Rams in a Mountain West game on Tuesday night at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colorado. New Mexico has won 11 games in a row, while Colorado State has won three in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the New Mexico vs Colorado State prediction.

New Mexico Preview

The New Mexico Lobos are 12-1 (0-0) this year after they defeated Eastern New Mexico by a score of 87-54 in their last game. New Mexico led 43-23 at halftime and added 44 more points in the second half for the easy win. The Lobos shot 44.6% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. New Mexico has won 11 games in a row, with notable wins against Toledo, Santa Clara, UC Irvine. The Lobos are scoring 84.1 points per game with 41.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, while allowing 66.8 points against per game this season. Jamal Mashburn Jr. is averaging 18 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game, and 1.3 assists per game. New Mexico is shooting 46.1% from the field, 68.2% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers this year. 

Colorado State Preview

The Colorado State Rams are 12-1 (0-0) this season after they defeated Adams State by a score of 106-61 in their last game. Colorado State led 56-35 at the half and out scored Adams State by a score of 50-26 in the second half for the win. The Rams shot 63.1% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the game. Colorado State’s lone loss this year came against St. Mary’s by a score of 64-61. The Rams are scoring 84.7 points per game with 32.2 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, while giving up 68.2 points against per game this year. Isaiah Stevens is averaging 17.3 points per game, 7.3 assists per game, and 2.9 rebounds per game. Colorado State is shooting 53.2% from the field, 77.3% on free throws, and 38.8% on three pointers this season.

New Mexico vs Colorado State Betting Prediction

This should be a great game between two teams that have started the season with 12-1 records, but Colorado State will have the home court advantage. The Rams are ranked in the Top-25 and are shooting over 53% from the field. New Mexico is shooting 46.1% from the field, but they are averaging about the same amount of points per game. New Mexico should have the rebounding advantage, as they are averaging about nine more rebounds per game, but I am taking Colorado State here. The Rams have been very impressive and have wins against Creighton, Washington, and Colorado. Take Colorado State at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Colorado State -3.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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