New Mexico at Air Force: 2/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Air Force Falcons (4-17) vs New Mexico Lobos (6-13)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Clune Arena)
Betting Odds: Air Force Falcons -1 -- Over/Under: 128 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Mexico Lobos and Air Force Falcons face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Clune Arena.
These two teams faced off on Monday and it was New Mexico that was able to come away with a 73-65 victory. Makuach Maluach was the best player for New Mexico putting up 22 points. AJ Walker was the best player for Air Force putting up 26 points, three assists, and two rebounds.
The New Mexico Lobos come into this game with a 6-13 record overall but they have lost five of their last six games. The one win during that stretch was in the last game against Air Force. New Mexico on the season is averaging 61 points per game while their defense is giving up 71.8 points per game. New Mexico is shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 25.2 percent from behind the three point line. Maluach has been the best player for New Mexico averaging 15.4 points while shooting 44.6 percent from the field and 27.9 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Air Force Falcons who sit with a 4-17 record overall and coming into this game they have lost ten games in a row. The biggest issue for Air Force has been the scoring and coming into this game they are averaging 60 points per game, which isn’t enough. Air Force is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from behind three three point line. A.J. Walker has been the best player for Air Force averaging 15.8 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field.
The under is 10-2-1 in New Mexico’s last 13 road games. New Mexico is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Wednesday. Air Force is 10-24-1 against the spread in their last 35 games overall.
I expect the pace of play is going to be slow and that will lead to this game staying well under the total. Back the under to cash with ease.