San Jose State at Air Force Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Thomas & Mack Center
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The San Jose State Spartans travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Air Force as 11 point favorites.
San Jose State comes into this game with an overall record of 4-26. They currently have a point differential of -15.4 as they are averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 81.6 per contest. Air Force has an overall record of 13-17. They are averaging 68.1 points per game and surrendering 72.1, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable San Jose State Spartans Betting Trends
The San Jose State Spartans are 11-17-1 against the spread
The San Jose State Spartans are 20-8-1 against the over/under
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Key San Jose State Spartans Injuries
11/09/18 G Caleb Simmons Foot is out for season
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Noah Baumann averages 10.7 points per game in 27.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Michael Steadman comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Ryan Swan-Ford averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Lavelle Scottie averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 81.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 344th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 332nd and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they give up 17.2 assists per contest which puts them in 346th place in the NCAA. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in the nation. San Jose State averages 66.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 317th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -15.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 331st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 270th in D-1. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 109th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 15.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 193rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 270th and 229th in those defensive statistics. They rank 232nd with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 103rd with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 87th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Air Force is 286th in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 132nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 244th in the nation. They are 288th in the country in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game and 190th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Falcons are 144th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Spartans are 340th in the nation in offensive rating with 92.1. In terms of pace they are 86th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 332nd. As a team they are 335th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 252nd in Division 1. San Jose State is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Air Force is 77th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons are 277th in the country in offensive rating with 99.5. In terms of pace they are 276th in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 137th. As a team they are 184th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 150th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Jose State/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Air Force -11
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