New Mexico vs. Air Force - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (10-10) at New Mexico Lobos (11-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: New Mexico Lobos -13 -- Over/Under: 143.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Mexico Lobos and the Air Force Falcons face off Wednesday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The New Mexico Lobos are 11-8 this season and they are coming off of a win that ended a two game losing skid. New Mexico is averaging 77.1 points per game and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Elijah Brown leads the Lobos averaging 19.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Tim Williams is averaging 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds, Cullen Neal is averaging 14.4 points, and Obij Aget is averaging 7.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. New Mexico is 8-2 at home and 4-2 in the MWC.
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The Air Force Falcons are 10-10 this season and they have lost their last six games. Air Force is averaging 67.3 points per game and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Hayden Graham leads the Falcons averaging 14.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Trevor Lyons is averaging 13.6 points, Zach Moer is averaging 9.6 points, and Zach Kocur is averaging 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Air Force is 2-6 on the road and 1-6 in MWC play.
New Mexico is 5-2 against the spread following a win, 5-11 against the spread against the MWC, and 3-7 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Air Force is 7-19 against the spread against the MWC, 1-4 against the spread following a loss, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. The home team has covered the point spread in seven of the last eight meetings of these two.
This is a lot of points so while I see New Mexico winning I will take the hefty points and Air Force.