New Mexico vs Air Force Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/26/2020
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force -2
The New Mexico Lobos travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Air Force as 2 point favorites.
New Mexico heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 77.9 points per contest while giving up 76.5 per game. Air Force has an overall record of 10-18. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 74.9, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable New Mexico Lobos Betting Trends
The New Mexico Lobos are 10-17-1 against the spread
The New Mexico Lobos are 17-10-1 against the over/under
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 10-17-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 16-11-0 against the over/under
Key New Mexico Lobos Injuries
12/22/19 G JJ Caldwell Suspension is out indefinitely
01/24/20 G Drue Drinnon Transferred has left team
01/12/20 F Carlton Bragg Dismissed is out for season
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Manigault averages 12.2 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. JaQuan Lyle comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Ryan Swan-Ford averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Lavelle Scottie averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lobos allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 324th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 285th and 279th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 201st, and they give up 16.4 assists per contest which puts them in 341st place in the NCAA. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in the nation. New Mexico averages 77.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 32nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 198th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 175th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 55th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 74.9 points per contest, which ranks them 303rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 328th and 329th in those defensive statistics. They rank 280th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 78th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 29th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Air Force is 105th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 80th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the nation. They are 306th in the country in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game and 63rd in assists per contest with 14.5. The Falcons are 260th in turnovers per game with 12.3.
The Lobos have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 79th. They are 34th in college basketball in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 43rd. As a unit they are 34th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in D-1. New Mexico is 94th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions.
Air Force is 220th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons are 78th in the country in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 171st in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 44th. As a team they are 30th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 88th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's New Mexico/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Air Force -2
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