The New Mexico Lobos (2-9, 0-7 MW) will try to close out their season with a win when they face the Colorado State Rams (2-9, 2-5 MW) on Friday afternoon. The Lobos are coming off a 34-10 loss to San Diego State as 14.5-point underdogs. The Rams are coming off a 24-12 loss to Air Force as 21.5-point underdogs.
Colorado State is 10-0 in its last 10 games against New Mexico.
Lobos Trying To Snap Eight-Game Losing StreakThe Lobos struggled in the second half of the season and come into this game on an eight-game losing streak. They will try to put an end to their streak with a win over the Rams, which will give them their third win of the season.
New Mexico is averaging 14.3 points per game. They are throwing for 108.8 yards and rushing for 127.9 yards per game.
CJ Montes completed 65 percent of his passes for 112 yards and one interception in the loss to the Aztecs. He also had 16 rushing yards and one touchdown. Nathaniel Jones had eight carries for 68 yards, while Trae Hall had four catches for 57 yards.
New Mexico has struggled defensively, giving up 26.8 points per game. They gave up 34 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.
Rams Trying To Snap Four-Game Losing StreakThe Rams struggled over the past month and come into this game on a four-game losing streak. They will try to snap their streak with a win over the Lobos, which will give them their second win in their last six games.
Colorado State is averaging 12.8 points per game. They are throwing for 193.7 yards and rushing for 90.3 yards per game.
Clay Millen completed 79 percent of his passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to the Falcons. Avery Morrow had eight carries for 42 yards, while Jaylen Thomas had six catches for 49 yards.
Colorado State has struggled defensively, giving up 29.4 points per game. They gave up 24 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Lobos have lost eight straight games and all five road games they have played this season. They have struggled offensively, scoring less than 15 points per game. They don’t throw the ball well and their run game is only slightly better. Even though the Rams have struggled defensively, they have played well against the pass and will be able to stack the box and stifle New Mexico’s offense. The Rams have also struggled in recent games. They’ve also struggled offensively, but they play better at home. They don’t run the ball well, but their passing game has been a little better. The Lobos have struggled against the pass and are just as bad against the run, so expect them to have a hard time slowing down the Rams in this game. Go with Colorado State to cover the spread.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Lobos are averaging 14.3 points per game and 8.4 points per game on the road. They averaged 15.3 points per game in their last three games against the Rams. Even though Colorado State is giving up 29.4 points per game, the Lobos won’t hit their average in this game. The Rams are averaging 12.8 points per game and 14.4 points per game at home. They averaged 30.3 points per game in their last three games against the Lobos. With New Mexico giving up 26.8 points per game, the Rams will score enough points to push the score over the total.