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New Mexico Lobos vs Air Force Falcons Betting Preview

Air Force FalconsNew Mexico Lobos
March 5, 6:00 PM | The Pit

Air Force Falcons vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD19-11

The Air Force Falcons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lobos in New Mexico at The Pit on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Lobos currently sports a 19-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-11 ATS. The Falcons are 15-13 and 13-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lobos produce a 10-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Falcons have gone 14-8 against the number.

View Air Force vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 59-ranked Lobos and the No. 160-rated Falcons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-68 win for the Lobos on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Falcons is ranked No. 339 in NCAA hoops at 29 per game. Contrast that with New Mexico’s No. 68 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, New Mexico is the No. 170-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Air Force rates No. 127 at 6.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Air Force owns the country's No. 58-rated mark, allowing 65.9 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 71 in scoring at home.

Air Force won its last outing, a 70-65 result against TCU on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Air Force earned a 70-65 victory over TCU on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Michael Lyons at Clune Arena.

New Mexico won its last outing, an 82-64 result against BYU on March 2. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. The Lobos got a terrific 26-point effort from Phillip McDonald as New Mexico defeated BYU 82-64 on Wednesday at Marriott Center.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing TCU are 2-8
After a win are 3-7

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing BYU are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Falcons at Lobos trends to consider:
Air Force is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Air Force's last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Air Force is 1-6 SU in its last 7 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 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Air Force
New Mexico is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Mexico's last 7 games