Check out our free New Mexico vs Air Force pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Colorado Springs. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

New Mexico vs Air Force Pick & Preview: Friday, February 10th Betting Odds

Lobos vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: New Mexico Lobos at Air Force Falcons
  • Where: Colorado Springs at Clune Arena
  • Date: Friday, February 10th
  • Betting Odds: New Mexico -6, NMX -263 | AIRF +207 O/U 143.0

Lobos Preview:

Through 24 games, the New Mexico Lobos have an overall record of 19-5. On the road, the Lobos will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 5-3. This season, New Mexico has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 15-3. For today’s contest, New Mexico has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.

New Mexico’s leading scorer this season is Jamal Mashburn JR, who is averaging 19.46 points per contest. So far, JR has accounted for 23.8% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.25 rebounds per game and 1.88 assists. Jaelen House is the second leading scorer for the Lobos, averaging 17.29 points per game. Between him and House, they are accounting for 45.0% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, New Mexico is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.7% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Falcons Preview:

The Air Force Falcons head into today’s game in what will be their 26th game of the season, posting a record of 12-13. Currently, the Falcons have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 9-7. So far, the Falcons have been the underdog 16 times, going 4-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.

Air Force will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Heidbreder who is averaging 14.04 points per game for the Falcons. Heidbreder is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Falcons’ offensive game plan is the play of Rytis Petraitis who has hit 49.4% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.68 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Air Force this season, as they are currently ranked 466th in college basketball at 59.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Falcons’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 291st in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: New Mexico Lobos -6

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the New Mexico Lobos to pick up the win and cover the spread as -6 point betting favorites. Although New Mexico as a team is just 262nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Falcons’ defense. At -6 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Lobos to come out on top and cover.