Colorado at Air Force Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Monday, December 19, 2016.
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The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 7-3 and a road record of 1-1. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-8. The Falcons have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 2-2 and they are 1-3 against the spread.
Derrick White comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Xavier Johnson averages 15 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Hayden Graham averages 13.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Falcons. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jacob Van averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Colorado averages 74.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 125th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 206th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the country. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 112th with 12.7 per game. The Buffaloes allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 187th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 267th in Division 1.
Air Force averages 76.1 points per game this year which ranks them 98th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 130th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 151st and 106th respectively. In the turnover department the Falcons rank 83rd with 12.2 per game. The Falcons allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 244th and 157th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 59th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the nation. The Falcons force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 297th in college basketball.
The Buffaloes average 74.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Buffaloes have an offensive rating of 105.5 and they assist on 50.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Colorado turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.5%. The Buffaloes give up 71.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Falcons score 81.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.4 points per game. The Falcons have a rating on offense of 113.9 and 59.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Air Force turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Falcons give up 69.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 4-6 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 2-8 against the over/under
Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 1-3 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 2-2 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
12/10/16 F Tory Miller Ankle probable Saturday vs. BYU
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Air Force Falcons Injuries
12/10/16 F Ryan Manning Flu "?"
Josh's Pick: Take Air Force
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