New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: New Mexico (+18)
The New Mexico Lobos (6-14) head to Moby Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Colorado State Rams (16-4). Colorado State opens this contest as 18-point favorites. The over/under opens at 133.
New Mexico will play this contest with a win-loss record of 6-14 this year. The Lobos are shooting 26.1% on shots from 3-point land (86 of 329) and 59.4% from the charity stripe. They average 64.3 points per contest (319th in Division 1) while shooting 41.3% from the field. They turn it over 15.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New Mexico is snagging 39.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 242 dimes so far this year, which is 247th in Division 1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Lobos are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.9 fouls. The Lobos are giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (495 of 1,143) and they concede 34.5 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 188th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 277 conceded for the year. They give up 33.8% on shots from distance and they are ranked 187th in the nation in points per game allowed (70.3).
The New Mexico Lobos faced the Air Force Falcons and took a loss by a final of 62-55 in their last contest. New Mexico finished with a 40.0% FG percentage (20 out of 50) and converted 5 of 20 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Lobos buried 10 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 55.6%. In reference to rebounding, they collected 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 10 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to defense, New Mexico allowed 42.3% from the floor on 22 out of 52 shooting. Air Force earned 14 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Furthurmore, Air Force collected 28 boards (4 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. Air Force went 70.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of 20 attempts. They also buried 4 of 13 shots from distance.
Saquan Singleton is one guy who was a factor in the matchup. He totaled 7 points on 2 of 6 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins played and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Singleton finished the game at 33.3% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this contest for the Lobos was Bayron Matos. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 17 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 75.0% from the field for this game by shooting 3-of-4 (7 points). Overall, Matos tallied 1 assist.
Colorado State has a win-loss record of 16-4 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Rams are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which is 39th in college basketball. Colorado State has earned 1,500 points on the year (75.0 per contest) and they average 34.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.8 times per contest (83rd in D-1) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per contest. The Rams are committing 16.9 fouls every game and they connect on 78.2% from the charity stripe. The Rams defensively are ranked 45th in college basketball in points given up per game with 64.5. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (57th in college basketball). The Colorado State defense allows 29.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (151 of 514) and their opposition makes 63.1% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 12.3 assists and 32.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks 118th and 59th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Colorado State Rams went home victorious with a score of 74-44 against the Air Force Falcons. The Rams pulled down 26 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Falcons committed 21 personal fouls in this game which got the Rams to the charity stripe for 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of those for a rate of 82.1%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Colorado State converted 5 of their 28 tries (17.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Rams went 23 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.8%. The Rams allowed the Falcons to bury 15 out of their 45 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 33.3% for this game. They finished 25.0% from distance by hitting 5 of 20 and finished the game at 9 of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Colorado State allowed Air Force to snag 24 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
David Roddy pitched in for the Rams in this contest. He converted 8 out of 13 in this contest giving him a rate of 61.5%, and had 12 rebounds. Roddy racked up 22 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the contest. An additional guy that was important for Colorado State was Isaiah Stevens. He left the arena with 3 assists in his 31 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 out of 9 from the floor. Stevens ended the game having shot 44.4% from the floor as well as totaling 15 points and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado State (-18) and over 133 points
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