Air Force vs New Mexico Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/13/24

New Mexico (22-9) vs Air Force (9-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

Betting Odds: New Mexico -15.5 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Air Force Falcons and New Mexico Lobos meet Wednesday in the college basketball MWC Championship First Round at the Thomas & Mack Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Air Force Falcons vs New Mexico Lobos prediction.

Air Force Falcons Betting Preview

The Air Force Falcons are coming off losses to Utah State, Wyoming, and Colorado State. The Air Force Falcons are averaging 66.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Rytis Petraitis is averaging 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds, while Beau Becker is averaging 14 points and 1.4 assists. Ethan Taylor is the third double-digit scorer and Jeffrey Mills is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Air Force Falcons are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Air Force Falcons are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.1 rebounds per game.

New Mexico Lobos Betting Preview

The New Mexico Lobos recently lost to Utah State and Boise State, while beating Fresno State. The New Mexico Lobos are averaging 82.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jamal Mashburn Jr. is averaging 15.1 points and 2.1 rebounds, while Jaelen House is averaging 15 points and 3.6 rebounds. Donovan Dent is the third double-digit scorer and JT Toppin is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The New Mexico Lobos are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Mexico Lobos are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

Air Force Falcons vs New Mexico Lobos prediction

The status of Jamal Mashburn matters in this spot, as I'm not excited to lay double-digit chalk if New Mexico's best player is still out with an illness. With that said, the Air Force Falcons are 9-21 SU and 10-20 ATS on the season. It's hard to get behind Air Force in any shape or form, even with the Falcons beating New Mexico outright last month as 18.5 point underdogs. Oddsmakers are telling you what they think of Air Force. It's New Mexico or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick New Mexico -15.5

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