New Mexico at Air Force College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The New Mexico Lobos travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico as 1 point favorites.
New Mexico comes into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They currently have a point differential of 0.7 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 78.9 per contest. Air Force has an overall mark of 5-7. They are averaging 67.9 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 3-8-0 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
09/30/18 G JaQuan Lyle ACL is out for season
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vance Jackson averages 11.6 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Anthony Mathis comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Lavelle Scottie averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 56%. Ryan Swan-Ford averages 12.1 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos allow 78.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 313th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 284th and 258th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd, and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 271st place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in the nation. New Mexico averages 79.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 72nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 233rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 82nd in D-1. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 166th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 78th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 166th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 240th and 249th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 34th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 50th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Air Force is 301st in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 48th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 182nd in the nation. They are 306th in the country in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game and 235th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Falcons are 26th in turnovers per game with 16.3.
The Lobos are 166th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9. In terms of pace they are 25th in the country with 75.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 177th. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 45th in Division 1. New Mexico is 130th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Air Force is 4th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.5 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons are 269th in the country in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 320th in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 56th. As a team they are 81st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 156th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Air Force +1
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