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Jan 31, 10:00 PM | Clune Arena

New Mexico Lobos vs Air Force Falcons Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for New Mexico when they take on the Falcons on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

Air Force battles the Lobos, currently sitting with a 17-4 mark (13-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-7 for the Falcons and 9-8-1 for the Lobos.

View New Mexico vs Air Force Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Air Force opened as 9-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Falcons - Lobos odds would favor the Lobos if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Air Force is rated No. 132 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Mexico is at No. 9. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-70 win for the Lobos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Air Force's No. 261-ranked offense, averaging 63.8 PPG, against a Lobos defense that ranks No. 24 at 59.4 PPG. The Falcons field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Lobos marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, New Mexico features the nation's No. 65-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Air Force, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Mexico was a 71-54 winner at home against TCU. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites. New Mexico got 18 points from Tony Snell en route to a 71-54 victory over TCU on Saturday at The Pit.

Air Force lost its last outing, a 65-63 result against UNLV on January 28. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Michael Lyons went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as UNLV handed Air Force a 65-63 defeat at Clune Arena.

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-3
After playing TCU are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-3
Before playing Colorado State are 2-8
After playing UNLV are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Lobos at Falcons trends to consider:
New Mexico is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Mexico is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Air Force
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
Air Force is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing New Mexico
Air Force is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Air Force is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Mexico

Next up:
New Mexico at Boise State, Saturday, February 4
Air Force at Colorado State, Saturday, February 4