Air Force at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Dee Glen Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Utah State as 8.5 point favorites.
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Air Force heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 69.6 points per contest while giving up 71.7 per game. Utah State has an overall mark of 10-11. They are averaging 73.8 points per contest and giving up 72.7, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Air Force Falcons are 8-5 against the over/under this year
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 8-10 against the spread this season
The Utah State Aggies are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/05/17 C Norbert Janicek Knee is out for season
01/23/18 F Alexis Dargenton Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Air Force
01/17/18 G Brock Miller Nose is out for season
01/17/18 C Klay Stall Back is out for season
01/10/18 G Julion Pearre Ankle is out indefinitely
Lavelle Scottie averages 11.8 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Trevor Lyons averages 9.8 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Sam Merrill averages 15.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Koby McEwan averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force averages 69.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 284th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 298th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 289th in the country. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 299th and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 204th with 12.9 per game. The Falcons allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 301st and 338th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 95th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 254th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 185th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 159th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 157th in college basketball. They are 230th in the nation in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 200th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Aggies are 170th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Aggies surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 195th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 196th and 242nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 157th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 91st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Falcons are 281st in the country in defensive rating with 106.2, and their offensive rating of 103 is ranked 208th. They are 298th in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 270th. As a unit they are 235th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in D-1. Air Force is 160th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 334th in the country.
Utah State is 156th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 198th in Division 1. The Aggies are 245th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 147th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 114th. As a unit they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State -8.5
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