New Mexico Lobos vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Clune Arena is the site where the Air Force Falcons (10-10) will attempt to beat the New Mexico Lobos (8-14) on Saturday.
The New Mexico Lobos faced off with San Diego State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-47 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Lobos ended up finishing with 16 and San Diego State accounted for 15 personal fouls. They also made 9 of their 20 attempts from distance. San Diego State walked away from this one shooting 78.6% when shooting free throws by making 11 of their 14 attempts. On top of that, San Diego State snagged 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. San Diego State distributed 19 assists and had 12 steals in this matchup. With regard to defense, New Mexico allowed the other team to shoot 44.8% from the floor on 26 of 58 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists in this contest in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 31 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Lobos buried 8 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. New Mexico ended having earned a 30.8% FG percentage (16 out of 52) and knocked down 7 out of their 22 shots from 3-point land.
KJ Jenkins is one guy who was a major contributor in this game. He totaled 16 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes played and also totaled 9 boards. He finished shooting 46.2% from the floor but wasn't able to get a dime.
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New Mexico will play this contest with a record of 8-14 on the season. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, New Mexico is pulling in 34.1 boards per game and has totaled 274 dimes this year, which has them ranked 177th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Lobos are shooting 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (187 of 535) and 74.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 75.8 pts per contest (79th in the nation) on 43.5% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Lobos have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.3 fouls. They rank 303rd in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 307 surrendered this season. The Lobos are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% (599 of 1,318) and they surrender 38.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 33.0% on three-point shots and they rank 338th in college hoops in PPG allowed (77.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Air Force Falcons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-46 when they played Utah State. The Falcons were able to collect 13 defensive rebounds and 0 offensive rebounds for a total of 13 for the game. They gave up possession 9 times, while getting 10 steals for this contest. Utah State earned 18 personal fouls for this game which got the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 72.7%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Air Force buried 2 out of 15 tries (13.3%). Overall, the Falcons walked away from this one shooting 18 for 50 from the floor which had them at 36.0%. The Falcons permitted Utah State to convert 26 of their 42 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.9% in this matchup. They went 31.3% from 3-point land by hitting 5 of 16 and finished the game at 16 of 17 from the free throw line (94.1%). Regarding rebounding, Air Force allowed Utah State to grab 33 overall (3 on the offensive side).
Joseph Octave was important for the Falcons for this contest. He recorded 9 points in his 16 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist for the contest. He converted 3 of 9 for the game for a rate of 33.3%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Air Force has a win-loss record of 10-10 on the year. The Falcons have committed 18.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 63.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.9 times per game (199th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. Air Force has 1,182 points for the year (59.1 per game) and they average 27.7 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Falcons are hitting on 44.5% from the field, which ranks them 162nd in the country.
The Air Force defense surrenders 28.1% on shots from 3-point land (93 of 331) and their opposition knocks down 73.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 9.8 assists and 32.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 20th and 83rd in those defensive categories. The Falcons defensively are ranked 24th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 62.0. They are able to force 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (211th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Air Force
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