New Mexico vs. Colorado State Prediction: Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

Tory Horton has become a star but is he enough to dominate our New Mexico vs. Colorado State prediction in favor of the Rams?

It’s a bleak affair to close the season between two once-aspiring Mountain West teams as the New Mexico vs. Colorado State prediction indicates strength for one program moving forward. The other program, however, needs to get things right in a big way this offseason.

New Mexico vs. Colorado State Betting Preview

  • Spread
    Colorado State (-7.5)
  • Moneyline
    Colorado State (-295); New Mexico (+245)
  • Over/Under
    35 points
  • Game time
    3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location
    Canvas Stadium, Fort Collins, CO
  • Predicted weather at kickoff
    55 degrees, sunny, 6-7 mph winds
  • How to watch
    fuboTV, CBS Sports Network

Top DFS Picks and Fantasy Plays

  • QB Clay Millen, Colorado Stae ($6,700)
  • QB Miles Kendrick, New Mexico ($6,000)
  • QB Justin Holaday, New Mexico ($6,000)
  • QB CJ Montes, New Mexico ($6,000)
  • RB Avery Morrow, Colorado State ($7,000)
  • RB Nathaniel Jones, New Mexico ($5,700)
  • RB Christian Washington, New Mexico ($5,500)
  • RB Jaylen Thomas, Colorado State ($4,900)
  • WR Tory Horton, Colorado State ($8,600)
  • WR Justus Ross-Simmons, Colorado State ($6,400)
  • WR Geordan Porter, New Mexico ($5,500)
  • WR Luke Wysong, New Mexico ($5,400)
  • WR Ty McCullouch, Colorado State ($5,100)
  • WR Trae Hall, New Mexico ($5,100)
  • WR Melquan Stovall, Colorado State ($5,000)
  • WR Elijah Queen, New Mexico ($4,800)
  • TE Jordan Williams, Colorado State ($5,000)

There hasn’t been much to look forward to for UNM football this season. Sure, they defeated UTEP in the Battle of I-10, but they’ve lost eight straight since, and they’ve scored just 75 points in those eight games.

It’s safe to say that you can avoid anyone on the New Mexico roster for your DFS and season-long fantasy entries this week.

Colorado State, however, presents a few solid plays. As Clay Millen has rounded into form, the top playmaker in Fort Collins is certainly Tory Horton.

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Not only does he lead the Rams in every major receiving category, Horton adds incredible value with his return skills. He’s a threat to score with the ball in his hands at any spot on the field and has become the go-to receiver for Millen and Colorado State.

He has 100 targets this season, 63 more than the next closest player, and Horton is nearing must-start levels as the season comes to a close.

You’re safe to avoid everyone else in this game, though.

Prediction for New Mexico vs. Colorado State

That aforementioned strength from the open was touched on in your DFS advice. Tory Horton is that strength. Horton has 1,000 yards receiving this year and seven touchdowns.

Taking that into consideration with the rest of the team’s production, that’s nearly 50% of the team’s receiving yards and evenly 70% of the team’s receiving touchdowns.

Mister-do-it-all Horton also has made headlines with his return ability, including his 72-yard touchdown earlier this year that spotted him a place on the PFN National Team of the Week.

There isn’t a single player on the UNM roster that can contain Horton, as no one else has been able to this season. CSU wins with their newfound aerial success, and the New Mexico defense will be in for a long afternoon.

With the conference’s worst offense by yards per game, New Mexico simply won’t be able to keep the ball long enough to hold CSU off the field. And in doing so, the Rams will have ample opportunity to hit big strikes downfield.

New Mexico is allowing 7.5 yards per reception already. Horton will make that number bigger to close out the season.

Prediction: Colorado State 21, New Mexico 9

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