Air Force Falcons vs New Mexico Lobos Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on The Pit Wednesday as host New Mexico looks to handle the Air Force Falcons in NCAA hoops action.
Supporters of the Falcons have watched them go 14-6 and 10-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Lobos are at 19-3 and 10-8-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Lobos are 8-11, while the Falcons have a 7-4 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, New Mexico sat as 12-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook GTbets.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lobos, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Falcons, who rate No. 117 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-73 victory for the Falcons.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and New Mexico has the nation's No. 174-rated offensive output, at 67.5 PPG. The visiting Falcons defense ranks No. 160 allowing on average 65.5 PPG. The Lobos FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Falcons marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.4% per game.
Defensively, Air Force features the nation's No. 229-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Air Force was a 70-67 winner at home against San Diego State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Air Force got 20 points from Michael Lyons en route to a 70-67 victory over San Diego State on Saturday at Clune Arena.
New Mexico won its last outing, a 75-62 result against Nevada on February 2. They earned a push in that game as a 13-point favorite. New Mexico got 15 points from Hugh Greenwood en route to a 75-62 victory over Nevada on Saturday at The Pit.
Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Nevada are 0-1
After playing San Diego State are 2-8
After a win are 6-4
New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing UNLV are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Falcons at Lobos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Air Force's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
Air Force is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Air Force is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Air Force
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Air Force
New Mexico is 21-1 SU in its last 22 games at home
New Mexico is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
Air Force at Nevada, Saturday, February 9
New Mexico at UNLV, Saturday, February 9