Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Lobos come into this game with an overall record of 16-10 and a road record of 4-5. They are 12-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-10. The Falcons have an overall record of 13-14 and a home record of 11-4. They have an over/under record of 11-10 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Elijah Brown comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Lobos. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Tim Williams averages 17.4 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for New Mexico. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Hayden Graham averages 13.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Falcons. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Trevor Lyons averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
New Mexico averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 61st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 33rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 62nd in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 107th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 15 per game. The Lobos allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 63rd and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 228th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in the Division 1.
Air Force averages 65.8 points per game this year which ranks them 308th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 281st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 254th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 250th and 192nd respectively. In the turnover department the Falcons rank 170th with 12.8 per game. The Falcons allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 154th and 185th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 232nd place in the nation. The Falcons force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in college basketball.
The Lobos average 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Lobos have an offensive rating of 106.6 and they assist on 55.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Mexico turns the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.6%. The Lobos give up 79 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Falcons score 71 ppg at home and they have averaged 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.5 points per game. The Falcons have a rating on offense of 96.7 and 56.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Air Force turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.5%. The Falcons give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 12-10 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 13-10 against the over/under
Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 10-11 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 11-10 against the over/under
New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/11/15 C J.J. N'Ganga Achilles out for season
11/17/15 F Devon Williams Neck out for season
01/01/16 C Nikola Scekic Personal left the team
Air Force Falcons Injuries
12/02/15 F Ryan Manning Knee out for season
02/05/16 G Trevor Lyons Hand out for season
Tony's Pick: Take New Mexico
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