Free NCAA Football Prediction: Rams vs. Lobos Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 7
Colorado State Rams vs. New Mexico Lobos
Date: Saturday, October 16th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: University Stadium, Albuquerqueque, New Mexico
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Rams -9.5, Lobos +9.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Colorado State -430 | Lobos +330
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 44.5
In a game featuring two teams from the Mountain West Mountain Division, Colorado State will look to remain undefeated in conference play. New Mexico will be looking to pick up their first conference win.
Colorado State Rams
The Colorado State Rams enter this week’s matchup with an overall record of 2-3. So far, the Rams have played the 96th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of 5.2 points.
Last week Colorado State, picked up their first division win over San Jose State (32-14). In the game, the Rams put up 232 yards through the air and 219 on the ground. Defensively, Colorado State gave up 267 total yards.
On the season, Colorado State is ranked 95th in points scored, averaging 22.2 points per game. On the road, the Rams are scoring 18.0 points per contest.
The team’s defense is ranked 16th in the NCAA, allowing 17.0 points per game. On offense, Colorado State throws the ball on 40.59% of their plays, leading to 183.8 yards per game. 107th in CFB. On the ground, the Rams have rushed for 183.0 yards per contest.
So far the Rams have won the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of 0.8 on the season. The Colorado St pass rush is averaging an outstanding 3.8 sacks per game.
New Mexico Lobos
The New Mexico Lobos come into this home contest with an overall record of 2-4. So far New Mexico has played the 124th toughest schedule in college football, with an average scoring margin of -16.8.
New Mexico is coming two straight blowout losses. Last week, San Diego State defeated the team 31-7. In the game, the Lobos put up 127 yards through the air and 66 on the ground. Defensively, New Mexico gave up 336 total yards.
On the season, New Mexico is ranked 127th in points scored, averaging 12.8 points per game. In games at University Stadium, the Lobos are scoring 6.7 points per contest. The team’s defense is ranked 81st in the NCAA, allowing 29.6 points per game.
On offense, New Mexico throws the ball on 49.11% of their plays, leading to 177.0 yards per game. 109th best in CFB. On the ground, the Lobos have rushed for 100.6 yards per contest.
So far, the Lobos have lost the turnover battle, with a turnover differential of -0.6 on the season. The New Mexico pass rush is averaging 1.2 sacks per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- The rams are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight-up win.
- The rams are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Lobos are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog.
- Lobos are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 conference games.
- Lobos are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games following a straight-up loss.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
Colorado State is by far the better team. I am taking the Rams to cover their -9.5 point spread.
4* Free Week 7 NCAA Betting Pick: Colorado State -9.5
In this matchup, Colorado State is by far the better team across the board. I would take the Rams all the way up to +14. Getting them at -9.5 is a steal. On offense, Colorado State has a significant edge, scoring 9.0 more points per game than New Mexico. Defensively, the Rams are also the superior unit giving up 13.0 fewer points per game than the Lobos. New Mexico’s track record against the spread doesn’t give me any hesitation in expecting this game to end in a blowout.
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