Colorado State vs. New Mexico Pick

College Football Predictions: Colorado State vs. New Mexico 10/20/17

Will Colorado State handle being a big road favorite when it takes on New Mexico tonight at 10:15PM ET? Here’s our pick for the contest.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Colorado State is favored on the road, as the Rams are getting odds of -7.5 points against New Mexico. The over/under total is listed at 59.5 points. Colorado State has won seven straight in this series and the Rams are 4-0-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. The public is currently putting 79 percent of the wagers on Colorado State on the road. Tonight’s game takes place from Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will air live on ESPN2.

New Mexico is coming off a 38-0 loss at Fresno State to fall to 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. The Lobos are 3-3 against the spread and 1-2 ATS at home. New Mexico isn’t a great offense, averaging just 25.3 points and 410.8 yards per game. However, the defense is holding opponents to 26.8 points and 375.7 yards per game. Injuries have forced New Mexico to use all three quarterbacks this year. Lamar Jordan has thrown for a team-high 487 yards and three touchdowns. Richard McQuarley is the leading rusher with 321 yards and five scores. He is dealing with a wrist injury that has him questionable to be able to go tonight.

Colorado State is riding a three-game winning streak to improve to 5-2 on the season and 3-0 in the Mountain West. The Rams are 4-3 against the spread on the season and 3-1 ATS on the road. Colorado State has a great offense that is producing 34.9 points and 520.7 yards per game right now. Nick Stevens has thrown for 2,255 yards and 18 touchdowns to lead this offense while Michael Gallup has 59 catches for 948 yards and five touchdowns. Dalyn Dawkins is adding 684 rushing yards with four touchdowns. Defensively, Colorado State is allowing 24.6 points and 415.6 yards per game.

Bet on Colorado State vs. New Mexico

Colorado State is comfortable as a road favorite, as the Rams are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 conference games and 20-8 in their last 28 road games. New Mexico is just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 in October. The Rams shouldn’t have a problem handling this game. I expect the Rams to win quite comfortably behind its talented offense.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: COLORADO STATE -7.5

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