On Friday night, a Mountain West Conference showdown between the Air Force Falcons (12-13) and the New Mexico Lobos (19-5) will take place. The Lobos’ most recent game was a loss to Nevada at home. In their previous contest, the Falcons lost to Colorado State at home. Last month, the Lobos defeated the Falcons 81-73 at home.
Air Force vs New Mexico Betting Odds
|New Mexico Lobos||-255||-6.5 (-110)||Over 143 (-105)|
|Air Force Falcons||+215||+6.5 (-110)||Under 143 (-115)|
New Mexico vs Air Force Match Details
Fixture: New Mexico Lobos at Air Force Falcons
Date and Time: Friday, February 10 at 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Clune Arena, Air Force Academy, Colorado
New Mexico vs Air Force Key Stats
The Lobos come into this game having dropped three of their previous four contests. Late last month, they defeated this Falcons team, but since then, they’ve suffered back-to-back defeats. The Lobos dropped to 6-5 in MWC play after losing 84-73 to Utah State and narrowly losing 77-76 at home to Nevada despite being 5.5-point favourites.
One of the Lobos’ last four games saw them cover the spread. They have scored 76 points or more in eight of their previous ten games, and their season scoring average of 81.8 points ranks 16th. The Lobos are 240th in the nation in terms of average points allowed, giving up 71.7.
The Falcons want to halt their disgraceful six-game losing run. In conference play, they are having trouble producing enough offence to win games. Their most recent victory came against Wyoming in the middle of the previous month. In a difficult 69-53 home defeat to Colorado State on Tuesday to fall to 3-9 in conference play, the Falcons were listed as two-point underdogs.
Only two of the Falcons’ last six games have seen them win against the spread. The Falcons are averaging an average of 66 points per game this season, which ranks them 313rd, but have scored 60 points or fewer in five of their last six games. The Falcons are now 76th in DI due to their average point loss of 66.
New Mexico vs Air Force Betting Prediction
In their last three games, the Falcons have only given up 66 points on average. When defending the three, they are one of the top teams, allowing their opponents to shoot only 29.1% from beyond the arc.
The fact that the Lobos could only shoot 29.4% from beyond the arc in the first encounter played a significant role in the Falcons covering the spread. Only 5.9 more points per 100 possessions are being surrendered by the Falcons than by the Lobos. Take the home team to cover the spread in this one.
Pick: Air Force Falcons +6.5 (-110)