New Mexico at Colorado State: 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

New Mexico at Colorado State: 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State Rams (16-4) vs New Mexico Lobos (6-14)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Moby Arena)

Betting Odds: Colorado State Rams -18 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Mexico Lobos will travel to Moby Arena to take on the Colorado State Rams this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.

The New Mexico Lobos dropped to 6-14 on the season after being defeated by the Air Force Falcons, 62-55, this past Wednesday night. New Mexico struggled offensively against Air Force and could not fight back after a 9-2 Falcons run gave Air Force a 55-44 lead with 1:27 left in regulation. New Mexico shot 40.0% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc while Air Force shot 42.3% from the field and 30.8% from beyond the arc. New Mexico outrebounded Air Force by a 40-30 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 21-12 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Lobos was Makuach Maluach who had 20 points, 5 rebounds, & 3 assists.

On the season, New Mexico is averaging 64.3 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Lobos are averaging 4.3 three-pointers per game on 26.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, New Mexico has been led by Makuach Maluach (15.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.9 apg), Saquan Singleton (8.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg), Valdir Manuel (7.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg), & Rod Brown (7.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.1 apg).

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Defensively, New Mexico is allowing their opponents to average 70.3 ppg on 43.3% shooting from the field. The Lobos have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of -2.0.

The Colorado State Rams won their 4th straight game and improved to 16-4 on the season after defeating the Air Force Falcons, 74-44, this past Monday. Colorado State dominated Air Force for the 2nd straight game and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 45-28 lead with 13:42 left in regulation. Colorado State shot 41.8% from the field and 17.9% from beyond the arc while Air Force shot 33.3% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc. Colorado State outrebounded Air Force by a 41-28 margin and won the turnover battle by an 18-11 margin. Leading the way for the Rams was David Roddy who had a double-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 block.

On the season, Colorado State is averaging 75.0 ppg on 48.3% shooting from the field. The Rams are averaging 8.9 three-pointers per game on 37.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Colorado State has been led by David Roddy (16.4 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 2.5 apg), Isaiah Stevens (15.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5.7 apg, 1.2 spg), Kendle Moore (10.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 spg), & Adam Thistlewood (9.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg).

Defensively, Colorado State is holding their opponents to an average of 64.5 ppg on 41.0% shooting from the field. The Rams have a rebound margin of 2.5 and a turnover margin of -0.1.

The Lobos are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

It has been a long season for New Mexico as the Lobos have not been able to play a home game this season due to Covid-19 protocols and have really struggled on the offensive end as the Lobos rank just 312th in scoring offense, 295th in FG%, & 339th in 3P-FG%. Colorado State has won 6 of their last 7 games and the Rams have been great on both ends of the court this season as Colorado State currently ranks 86th in scoring offense & 43rd in scoring defense. This is a monster spread, however, Colorado State is an impressive 9-1 at home this season and between the fact that every win is important for the Rams for their NCAA hopes and that I think they will dominate the Lobos like what they just did to Air Force, I am taking Colorado State to cover. Good Luck!

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