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Air Force vs. New Mexico - 1/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico Lobos (6-6) at Air Force Falcons (5-7)
Date & Time Wednesday January 2, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Air Force Falcons +2 -- Over/Under: 151
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Tuesday college basketball action brings us to the MWC where the Air Falcons host the New Mexico Lobos.

The New Mexico Lobos tuned up for conference action with a 103-47 demolition of sub-division University of the Southwest. 

New Mexico headed in to the half with a 50-19 advantage and were never in danger behind a 48.1%-30.4% shooting edge and 23 more shots.

The Lobos received 18 points from Anthony Mathis with Vance Jackson adding 16 points and seven boards followed by a 12 point, seven board effort from Carlton Bragg.

New Mexico saw Tavian Percy toss in ten points and grab six boards while Karim Ezzeddine added eight points and hauled in ten rebounds.

The Air Force Falcons are looking for consecutive victories after downing UC Riverside 72-60 on Friday as an eight point home favorite.

Air Force took an eleven point lead in to the break and traded baskets the rest of the way behind a decisive 55.6%-42.3% edge in marksmanship.

Ryan Swan was the Falcons top offensive threat with 16 points on 5-8 accuracy and 4-4 at the stripe with 13 points coming from Lavelle Scott on 4-11 from the floor and 4-7 at the stripe. 

Keaton Van Soelen chipped in with nine points and five pulls followed Chris Joyce with nine points and eight rebounds.

Over is 13-5-1 in New Mexico last 19 Wednesday games and New Mexico are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 road games and New Mexico are 54-23-3 ATS in their last 80 Wednesday games. Under is 6-2 in Air Force last 8 vs. Mountain West and Air Force are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. Home team is 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings.

This is the proverbial toss up so I’ll take the basket on the home team…

Pick:
Air Force +2

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