Air Force at Fresno State College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Save Mart Center
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Save Mart Center to play the Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Fresno State as 15.5 point favorites.
Air Force heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-15. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 67.4 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Fresno State has an overall mark of 19-6. They are averaging 76.6 points per contest and giving up 67.0, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 14-9-0 against the spread
The Fresno State Bulldogs are 11-12-0 against the over/under
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Fresno State Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ryan Swan-Ford averages 12.2 points per game in 27.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Lavelle Scottie comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Deshon Taylor averages 16.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Braxton Huggins averages 19.0 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 278th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 91st, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 247th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in the nation. Air Force averages 67.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 304th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 293rd in D-1. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 303rd and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 67.0 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 120th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 204th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Fresno State is 87th in the country with 76.6 points per game this year. They are 116th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 40th in the nation. They are 161st in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 138th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Bulldogs are 220th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Falcons have an offensive rating of 98.4, which is ranked 296th. They are 293rd in college basketball in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 143rd. As a unit they are 177th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in D-1. Air Force is 45th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions.
Fresno State is 202nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 59th in the country in offensive rating with 109.8. In terms of pace they are 192nd in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 48th. As a team they are 48th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 19th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/Fresno State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Fresno State -15.5
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