New Mexico at Air Force: 2/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Air Force Falcons (4-16) vs New Mexico Lobos (5-13)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Clune Arena)
Betting Odds: Air Force Falcons -1 -- Over/Under: 126 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The AIr Force Falcons and New Mexico Lobos face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at Clune Arena.
The New Mexico Lobos come into this game with a 5-13 record overall and coming into this game they have struggled losing five games in a row. Each of the last three games, New Mexico has also failed to cover the spread. New Mexico on the season is averaging 60.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.2 points per game. New Mexico is shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 25.3 percent from behind the three point line. Makuach Maluach has been the best player for New Mexico averaging 15.1 points while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 27.7 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Air Force Falcons who sit with a 4-16 record overall and they have lost nine games in a row. In the last game against Fresno they were competitive but they still lost by three points. Air Force on the season is averaging 59.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.2 points per game. Air Force is shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from behind the three point line. Guard AJ Walker has been the star of the show for Air Force averaging 15.2 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field .
The under is 10-1-1 in New Mexico’s last 12 road games. The over is 12-5 in Air Force’s last 17 games overall. Air Force is 10-23-1 against the spread in their last 34 games overall. The home team is 11-5 against the spread in the last 16 meetings played between the two teams.
These aren’t elite offensive teams, but both offenses have been playing a little better as of late and this total is too low. Back the over.