Colorado State vs. New Mexico Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Wednesday, Feb. 21

Feb 6, 2024; Laramie, Wyoming, USA; New Mexico Lobos guard Donovan Dent (2) calls out a play against the Wyoming Cowboys during the second half at Arena-Auditorium.
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We have your Colorado State Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Colorado State Rams hit the road to face the New Mexico Lobos.

The New Mexico Lobos (20-6) are set to host the Colorado State Rams (20-6) in a high-stakes Mountain West showdown. With both teams neck-and-neck in the conference standings and sporting identical records, this clash at The Pit could have major implications for postseason positioning.

Colorado State Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos Odds Info

Moneyline: Colorado State Rams +225 (Bet365) / New Mexico Lobos -260 (PointsBet)

Spread: -6.5 – Colorado State Rams -110 (Bet365) / New Mexico Lobos -110 (Bet365)

Total: 155.0 – -105 (Ceasars) / -115 (Ceasars)

Game Info

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Time: 10:00 PM

Location: The Pit – Albuquerque, NM

TV: CBS Sports Network

Colorado State Rams Betting Trends

  • On the road, Colorado State Rams are 3 and 5 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Colorado State Rams are 14 and 10.
  • Against the spread on the road, Colorado State Rams are 5 and 5.

New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends

  • At home, New Mexico Lobos are 11 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, New Mexico Lobos are 17 and 8.
  • Against the spread at home, New Mexico Lobos are 11 and 3.

Colorado State Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos Predictions

The Mountain West Conference is heating up as the New Mexico Lobos prepare to defend their home court against the Colorado State Rams. The Lobos, looking to rebound from a two-game losing streak, have been dominant at The Pit with an 11-2 home record. Jaelen House, averaging 15.9 points per game, and Donovan Dent, leading the team with 5.6 assists per game, are key players for New Mexico. The Lobos boast an impressive offense, ranking 24th in average points with 83.3 per game, and will look to leverage their scoring prowess against the Rams.

Colorado State, on a three-game winning streak, presents a formidable challenge with their efficient shooting, ranking 8th in field goal percentage at 49.8%. Isaiah Stevens is the player to watch for the Rams, leading the team with 16.2 points and 7.4 assists per game. The Rams also excel in ball distribution, ranking 2nd in assists, which could be crucial in breaking down the Lobos’ defense. However, Colorado State’s road record of 3-5 suggests they may face challenges in the hostile environment of The Pit.

This matchup is expected to be a battle of tempos, with New Mexico’s fast-paced offense clashing against Colorado State’s methodical approach. The key to victory will likely hinge on perimeter play and the ability to control the pace of the game. With both teams evenly matched and fighting for conference supremacy, this game promises to be a thrilling encounter with significant tournament implications.

Colorado State Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos Pick

The total line for the Colorado State Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos game is set at 155.0, and the pick here is the Under. This selection is supported by the recent trends of both teams, particularly the Colorado State Rams, who have seen the Under hit in their last five games. Additionally, the Rams’ road games have trended towards the Under, with eight of their road games falling below the total line. While New Mexico’s offense is potent, averaging 83.3 points per game, Colorado State’s methodical play and strong field goal percentage indicate a game that may not be as high-scoring as the Lobos’ average would suggest. The Rams’ ability to control the ball and the pace of the game could lead to fewer possessions and a lower overall score.

Furthermore, the Rams’ defense, which allows opponents to shoot only 42.9% from the field, may pose challenges for the Lobos’ scorers. Despite the Lobos’ high-scoring offense, their recent two-game losing streak has shown vulnerabilities that the Rams can exploit. The pressure of the conference standings and the significance of this matchup may also contribute to a more defensive and cautious approach from both teams. Taking into account the combined trends and the stakes of the game, the Under is the more compelling pick for this Mountain West battle.

The Pick: Under 155.0 -105 (Ceasars)