Colorado State Rams vs New Mexico Lobos Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

Colorado State Rams vs New Mexico Lobos Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/16/2021

Game Time: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Venue:  Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Opening MLB Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings Sportsbook:  Spread: CSU -10.5; Over/Under:  45.5 points
Circa:  Spread: CSU -10; Over/Under:  45.5 points
VegasInsider:  Spread:  CSU -10.5; Over/Under: 45.5 points

Season Record

Colorado State: 2-3, 1-0 Mountain West)
New Mexico: 2-4, 0-2 Mountain West)
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Sun Devils vs Utes Preview and Analysis

This is a battle of Mountain West underdogs.  The fun part is when they play each other it’s still college football with a spread and point total and all the great betting action.
The Colorado State Rams opened the season with a loss to South Dakota State 42-23. Game 2 was a loss to Vanderbilt in a close contest 24-21.  Game 3 was a big win over the Toledo Rockets 22-6.  Game 4 was a loss to #5 ranked Iowa in Iowa City 24-14… they hung in there against a top 25 ranked team?.. You don’t see that often in the Mountain West.  Game 5 was a win against San Jose State 32-14.
 The New Mexico Lobos have played six games and it all started out fun. They won their first game against Houston Baptist 27-17.  Game 2 was another win against New Mexico State 34-25.  Then they fell into a funk that lands them at the end of a four-game losing streak.  Game 3 was against the #7 ranked Texas A&M and it was a big loss 34-0.  Game 4 a loss to UTEP 20-13.  Game 5 a loss to Air Force 38-10.  Game six a loss to San Diego State 31-7.  “Lobos Surrender” said the headline that the New Mexico players would have seen if they looked at their phones on the flight home.

Offensive Analysis

Colorado State ranks 75th in the FBS on offense.  They have scored 10 touchdowns on 385 yards per game.

New Mexico ranks 124th in the FBS on offense.  They have scored 9 touchdowns on 284.3 yards per game.

Defensive Analysis

Colorado State ranks 35th in the FBS on defense.  They have allowed 14 touchdowns and 327.2 yards per game.

New Mexico ranks 49th in the FBS on defense.  They have allowed 18 touchdowns and 347.2 yards per game.


Colorado State vs New Mexico Prediction

Our prediction for Saturday, October 16th is… Colorado State 28 - New Mexico 14

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NCAAF Betting Trends

Colorado State is 8-4 ATS when playing on 6 or less days rest, last 3 seasons.
Colorado State is 4-2 ATS in weeks 5-9, the last 3 seasons.
New Mexico is 1-6 ATS in October Games, last 3 seasons.
New Mexico is 2-6 ATS in weeks 5-9, the last 3 seasons. 

Key Injuries

Colorado State:  OL Vincent Picozzi (undisclosed) Quest * QB Matt Valecce (lower body) Out
New Mexico: QB Terry Wilson (elbow) Quest * QB Isaiah Chavez (concussion) Quest

Starting Lineups

Colorado State:  QB Todd Centeio, RB David Bailey, TE Trey McBride, WR Dante Wright, Wr E.J. Scott, LT Barry Wesley, LG Vincent Picozzi, OC Cam Reddy, RG Adam Kroutz, RT Ches Jackson, TE Cam Butler

New Mexico:  QB Terry Wilson, RB Bobby Cole, TE Kyle Jarvis, WR Andrew Erikson, WR Keyonta Lanier, WR Mannie Logan-Greene, LT Cade Briggs, LG Austin Cook, OC Kyle Stapley, RG Isaak Gutierrez RT Jack Buford


Statistical Leaders

Passing Yards: Todd Centeio 1,039
Rushing Yards: David Bailey 260
Receiving yards: Trey McBride 458
Tackles:  DeQuan Jackson  47
Interceptions: Jack Howell 1

New Mexico:
Passing Yards: Terry Wilson 1,058
Rushing Yards: Aaron Dumas 284
Receiving Yards:  Luke Wysong 222
Tackles: Tavian Combs 50
Interceptions:  Tavian Combs 2


Weather Forecast

Sunny.  67* Humidity 23% wind 7 mph.  New Mexico’s games are set against a dramatic skyline of desert and mountain.

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