New Mexico vs Colorado State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Lobos Sweep Season Series With Rams)

New Mexico vs Colorado State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Lobos Sweep Season Series With Rams)


New Mexico vs Colorado State Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • New Mexico (21-9, 8-9 MWC) vs. Colorado State (13-17, 5-12 MWC)
  • Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Moby Arena -- Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Coverage: Fox Sports 1

Friday, March 3's NCAA college basketball lineup showcases the New Mexico Lobos going one-on-one with the MWC rival Colorado State Rams at 11 p.m. ET.

New Mexico returns to the road following a 94-80 win over Fresno State that saw Morris Udeze lead the charge with 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting. Meanwhile, Colorado State hopes to bounce back after coming up short, 63-46, in a loss to San Jose State on Tuesday.

Can New Mexico defeat the Rams for the second time this season? Or will Colorado State ends its regular season with a victory?

New Mexico vs Colorado State Odds & Spread

New Mexico enters this contest as the slim road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 11 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 155.5 points with the over being favored at -115 odds.

New Mexico vs Colorado State Betting Trends

  • New Mexico has 15 wins in 28 games against the spread this season.
  • As 1.5-point favorites or more, the Lobos are 9-12 against the spread.
  • There have been 19 New Mexico's games (out of 28) that went over the total this season.
  • Colorado State is 11-18-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Rams' ATS record as 1.5-point underdogs or greater is 5-10.
  • This season, 18 of Colorado State's 29 games have gone over the point total.
New Mexico Rank New Mexico AVG Colorado State AVG Colorado State Rank
15th 81.1 Points Scored 72.4 165th
261st 72.8 Points Allowed 71.4 221st
60th 33.9 Rebounds 28.1 342nd
253rd 7.7 Off. Rebounds 4.8 364th
319th 5.9 3pt Made 7.6 158th
122nd 13.9 Assists 16.7 13th
102nd 11.2 Turnovers 10.7 56th

New Mexico vs Colorado State Prediction & Pick

Though it hasn't often been the case lately, New Mexico looked nice in its win over Fresno State. The Lobos sunk 58.2% of their shots from the floor while going 8-of-15 (53.3%) from the three-point line. Now they get to face the Rams, who allow opponents to shoot 44.8% from the field (No. 220) and 36.4% from beyond the arc (No. 306).

Colorado State might have the 17th-best field-goal percentage this season (48.1%), but it only hit 36.5% of its shots last game. New Mexico will exploit those misses if there's a repeat performance. The Lobos averages the 18th-most defensive rebounds (25.8), whereas the Rams tally the 20th-fewest rebounds in the country (30.4).

With Colorado State owning an abysmal 2-6 record against MWC foes at home this campaign, there's no reason for New Mexico to leave Moby Arena without the win.

Final Score Prediction: New Mexico: 79 | Colorado State: 74

New Mexico vs Colorado State Best Bet

In the event of a New Mexico victory, I like the road team's chances of covering the 2.5-point spread. The Lobos love playing in March, going 7-1 ATS in their last eight games of the month. They've also covered the spread in five of their last seven road games played on a Friday.

Meanwhile, Colorado State is 0-6 ATS in its last six March contests and has failed to cover the spread in 14 of its last 20 MWC matchups. Furthermore, the Rams are also 6-12 ATS in their last 18 outings this season.

Covering the spread in six of its previous nine meetings with Colorado State, New Mexico has the tools to keep that trend going this evening.

Bet: New Mexico -2.5 (-102)

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