Air Force at New Mexico College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Dreamstyle Arena to play the New Mexico Lobos on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Mexico as 9 point favorites.
Air Force comes into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 69.2 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. New Mexico has an overall record of 5-8. They are averaging 80.4 points per game and surrendering 76.8, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Air Force Falcons are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 3-7 against the spread this season
The New Mexico Lobos are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
11/24/17 F Connor MacDougall Ankle is out indefinitely
Ryan Manning averages 11.4 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Lavelle Scottie averages 10.3 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Sam Logwood averages 13.8 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Chris McNeal averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force averages 69.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 293rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 283rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 277th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 293rd and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 164th with 13.8 per game. The Falcons allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 248th and 314th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 171st place in college basketball. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 280th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
New Mexico is 77th in the country with 80.4 points per game this year. They are 296th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 179th in college basketball. They are 246th in the nation in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 80th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Lobos are 198th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Lobos surrender 76.8 points per contest, which ranks them 278th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 280th in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 317th with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lobos are 340th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.6 per game this season.
The Falcons are 187th in the country in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 241st. They are 291st in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 256th. As a unit they are 240th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in D-1. Air Force is 107th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 312th in the country.
New Mexico is 268th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 277th in the nation. The Lobos are 160th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 101 is ranked 197th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in Division 1 with 76 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 222nd. As a team they are 197th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 10th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/New Mexico college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico -9
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