Air Force vs. New Mexico - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New Mexico (17-12) at Air Force (10-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Clune Arena)
The Line: Air Force -2 -- Over/Under: 161.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Mexico Lobos (17-12, CONF 6-10) and Air Force Falcons (10-18, CONF 4-12) face off in a Mountain West showdown at the Clune Arena. New Mexico knocked off Air Force 84-78 earlier this season.
New Mexico has 17 wins on the season, but they come into this game really struggling to win games. The Lobos have lost four games in a row and seven of their last eight. The one win during that stretch for New Mexico was against Wyoming, knocking them off 97-68.
Overall this season New Mexico is averaging 77.4 points while the defense is giving up 76.7. Away from home this season New Mexico’s defense has really let them down giving up 83.4 points per game.
Guard JaQuan Lyle is the star for the Lobos averaging 15.2 points while shooting 43.5 percent from the field.
Air Force is also struggling and over the last ten games they have nine losses, and they have failed to cover the spread in each of those games. Over the last five games, Air Force is averaging 72 points while giving up 79.6 points.
At home this season Air Force is averaging 80.1 points while the defense is giving up 77 points, and the defense needs to be better in this game.
Air Force is led by Lavelle Scottie who is averaging 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.
Air Force is 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games overall. The over is 6-2 in New Mexico’s last eight games as an underdog. The over is 23-9 in the Lobo’s last 32 road games. The over is 19-7 in Air Force’s last 26 games as a favorite.
The home team is 11-4 against the spread in the last 15 meetings played between Air Force and New Mexico.
There is going to be plenty of scoring in this game, which will push it well over the total. Air Force is averaging 80 points per game at home, and New Mexico is giving up 83 points per game on the road. Look for an up tempo game that goes well over the total.