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Colorado State at New Mexico odds, picks and prediction

The Colorado State Rams (20-3, 10-3 MWC) visit the New Mexico Lobos (11-14, 3-8) Thursday at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET (on FS1). Below, we look at the Colorado State vs. New Mexico odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.

The Rams picked up their 20th victory of the season in a 77-74 overtime win at Boise State. Colorado State has won four straight outings, while covering each of its past three games.

The Lobos have posted three wins in a row, while going 9-2-1 ATS across the past 12 games overall. That includes UNM’s 80-74 near-miss at Colorado State in the first meeting Jan. 19, easily covering a 12.5-point number in Fort Collins, Colo.

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Colorado State at New Mexico odds, spread and lines

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  • Money line: Colorado State -320 (bet $320 to win $100) | New Mexico +250 (bet $100 to win $250)
  • Against the spread: Colorado State -7.5 (-107) | New Mexico +7.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 154.5 (O: -107 | U: -115)

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Colorado State at New Mexico odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Colorado State 78, New Mexico 73

Money line

Colorado State (-320) will cost you nearly three-and-a-half times your potential return, and that’s just too risky on the road against a New Mexico (+250) side that is very tough at home.

PASS.

Against the spread

Taking NEW MEXICO +7.5 (-115) on its home hardwood is the way to go. Colorado State -7.5 (-107) has been outstanding this season and is headed for the NCAA Tournament. UNM has been hot at home, including a 75-66 win against conference contender Wyoming last time out as a 5.5-point underdog. The Lobos have won four of the past five games overall and might be playing their best ball of the season.

Over/Under

The UNDER 154.5 (-115) is the lean in this Mountain West tussle. The Under is 5-2 in the past seven for UNM as an underdog, while the Under has hit in 11 of the past 16 games overall for Colorado State. The Under is also 10-4 in the past 14 games for the Rams as a favorite.

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