Air Force at Utah State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Air Force Falcons travel to Smith Spectrum to play the Utah State Aggies on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 18.5 point favorites.
Air Force heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-8. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 67.2 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Utah State has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 79.1 points per contest and giving up 65.4, which is a point differential of 13.7.
Valuable Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
11/09/18 C Klay Stall ACL is out for season
11/09/18 F Roche Grootfaam ACL is out for season
Lavelle Scottie comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 56%. Ryan Swan-Ford averages 12.2 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Sam Merrill averages 19.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Dwayne Brown Jr. averages 10.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 19.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force averages 67.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 312th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 292nd and 218th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.1 per game. The Falcons allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 151st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 243rd and 246th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 152nd place in Division 1. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 74th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Utah State is 75th in the country with 79.1 points per game this year. They are 109th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 253rd in the nation. They are 13th in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 65th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Aggies are 104th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Aggies surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 53rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 62nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 34th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest and 48th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 131st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Falcons have an offensive rating of 98, which is ranked 285th. They are 316th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 103rd. As a unit they are 136th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 182nd in D-1. Air Force is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.1 times per 100 possessions.
Utah State is 128th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 121st. They are 66th in D-1 in pace with 73.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 159th. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 288th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Air Force/Utah State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Utah State -18.5
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