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New Mexico Lobos vs Air Force Falcons Preview

Air Force FalconsNew Mexico Lobos
March 8, 9:00 PM | Thomas & Mack Center

Air Force Falcons vs New Mexico Lobos Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD24-6

The Lobos hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Air Force Falcons pay a visit to Thomas & Mack Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is part of the Mountain West Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Thomas & Mack Center.

New Mexico battles the Falcons, currently sitting with a 13-15 mark (11-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-12-1 for the Lobos and 10-12 for the Falcons.

View Air Force vs New Mexico Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Lobos as 15-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lobos, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Falcons, who rate No. 148 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-64 victory for the Lobos.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Falcons rank No. 336 in NCAA Division 1 with 29 per game. That compares with New Mexico’s No. 29 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Falcons rate No. 115 with 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Air Force owns the country's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 61.8 points per game on the highway. New Mexico, on the other hand, rates No. 69 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Air Force, they were a 75-65 loser as they battled Colorado State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Air Force got 18 points from Michael Lyons but lost anyway, 75-65, to Colorado State on Saturday at Clune Arena.

New Mexico won its last outing, a 76-61 result against Boise State on March 3. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Lobos used a 30-point performance from Drew Gordon to help New Mexico smack Boise State 76-61 on Saturday at The Pit.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Colorado State are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

New Mexico Lobos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Boise State are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Falcons at Lobos trends to consider:
New Mexico is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Air Force
New Mexico is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 5 games when playing Air Force
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Mexico's last 6 games