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New Orleans Privateers vs Air Force Falcons Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Air Force vs New Orleans battle Wednesday at Clune Arena as the Falcons look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Falcons are 10-6 so far on the season, and 7-4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Privateers, meanwhile, are 5-12 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Air Force go 6-2 and the Privateers go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Falcons sit at No. 164 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Privateers sit at No. 302 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Falcons will win this game 77-65.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Air Force's No. 326-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 234-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Air Force rates No. 21 in the country with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 342 nationally with 3.4 per match.
Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.7 points per game. Air Force, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 nationally in scoring at home.
New Orleans won its last outing, a 96-94 result against NJIT on January 21. The Privateers used a 32-point performance from Lovell Cook to help New Orleans smack NJIT 96-94 on Monday at UNO Lakefront Arena.
In their last action, Air Force was a 91-80 winner at home against Boise State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Falcons used a 37-point performance from Michael Lyons to help Air Force smack Boise State 91-80 on Saturday at Clune Arena.
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Wyoming are 1-9
After playing Boise State are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
A few Privateers at Falcons trends to consider:
Air Force is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Air Force's last 6 games
Air Force is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
New Orleans home to Texas-Pan American, Wednesday, February 6
Air Force at Wyoming, Saturday, January 26