New Mexico vs. Air Force - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (8-7) at New Mexico Lobos (11-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm (The Pit)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The Air Force Falcons and New Mexico Lobos square off Wednesday night at The Pit.
The Air Force Falcons have split their last 10 games and play their sixth true road game. On the season, Air Force is averaging 68.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and is allowing 64.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Max Yon is averaging 15.3 points and 2.5 assists while Marek Olesinski is averaging 9.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Justin Hammonds is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Trevor Lyons is shooting 42.7 percent from the field. The Air Force Falcons are one of the top shooting teams in the country, which includes 67.7 percent from the free throw line and 39 percent from downtown. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last 10 games. Air Force is 0-5 SU on the road.
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The New Mexico Lobos have split their last four games and look for their fourth conference win. On the season, New Mexico is averaging 64 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 58.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Deshawn Delaney is averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while Hugh Greenwood is averaging 11 points and 3.6 assists. Obij Aget is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Jordan Goodman is shooting 39.5 percent from the field. The New Mexico Lobos are an elite defensive team that’s allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 64 or less points in four straight games. Offensively, New Mexico is shooting 65.7 percent from the line and 30.3 percent from downtown. New Mexico is 3-2 SU on the road.
The Falcons are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Lobos are 42-15-1 ATS in their last 58 vs. Mountain West and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Falcons are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Mexico and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
While New Mexico has owned the MWC ATS over the years, which includes Air Force, the Falcons have a different team this season and are shooting lights out. New Mexico will be in for a battle.