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New Mexico vs. Air Force - 3/11/15 MWC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Air Force Falcons (13-16) at New Mexico Lobos (15-15)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)

The Line: New Mexico Lobos -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Air Force Falcons and New Mexico Lobos meet Wednesday in the first round of the MWC Tournament.

The Air Force Falcons look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Air Force is averaging 65.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Max Yon is averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 assists while Marek Olesinski is averaging 10 points and 4.9 rebounds. Zach Kocur is dishing two assists and Hayden Graham is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Air Force Falcons have six players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 65.4 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in four of its last five games.

New Mexico vs. Air Force - 3/11/15 MWC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Mexico Lobos need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. On the season, New Mexico is averaging 62 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 59.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Hugh Greenwood is averaging 11.5 points and 3.3 assists while Devon Williams is averaging 6.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Obij Aget is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Sam Logwood is dishing 1.1 assists. The New Mexico Lobos have four players averaging at least 6.3 points, and they’re shooting 66.1 percent from the line and 30.7 percent from deep. Defensively, New Mexico is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.

Although New Mexico is banged up and will struggle offensively, the Lobos defense should lead them to a victory and a cover. Air Force has just been too inconsistent and is coming off some bad losses. I like the Lobos and the small chalk. 

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New Mexico Lobos -3

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