Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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The Utah State Aggies travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Aggies come into this game with an overall record of 14-13 and a road record of 4-8. They are 10-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-10. The Falcons have an overall record of 14-15 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 12-11 against the spread.
Chris Smith comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Aggies. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Jalen Moore averages 14.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Utah State. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Hayden Graham averages 14.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Falcons. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Trevor Lyons averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Utah State averages 72.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 179th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 133rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 56th in the country. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 242nd and 114th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 104th with 11.9 per game. The Aggies allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 228th and 282nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 259th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 259th in the Division 1.
Air Force averages 66 points per game this year which ranks them 308th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 264th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 231st in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 246th and 188th respectively. In the turnover department the Falcons rank 193rd with 12.9 per game. The Falcons allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 167th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 139th and 158th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 245th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 241st place in the nation. The Falcons force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball.
The Aggies average 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2 per contest. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 106.1 and they assist on 55.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Utah State turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.5%. The Aggies give up 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Falcons score 71.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Falcons have a rating on offense of 96.9 and 56.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Air Force turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 24.2%. The Falcons give up 69.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 10-14 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 14-10 against the over/under
Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 12-11 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 12-11 against the over/under
Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/12/15 F David Collette Personal quit the team
01/18/16 F Grayson Moore Foot out for season
Air Force Falcons Injuries
12/02/15 F Ryan Manning Knee out for season
02/05/16 G Trevor Lyons Hand out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State
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