Air Force Falcons vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 12/20/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force (+11.5)
The Nevada Wolf Pack (6-2) host the Air Force Falcons (2-3) at Lawlor Events Center on Sunday. The spread on this contest has Nevada as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 132.5.
Air Force heads into this game with a record of 2-3 so far this year. They average 56.0 pts per game (320th in the country) while going 42.0% from the field. The Falcons are hitting 35.6% on three-point shots (36 of 101) and 69.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Air Force is pulling in 26.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 58 dimes this year, which is 234th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Falcons are able to force 13.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 127th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 60 surrendered on the year. The Falcons are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.6% (115 of 264) and they relinquish 34.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 33.9% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 84th in college basketball in points per game allowed (64.6).
The Air Force Falcons faced Nevada and took a loss by a final of 74-57 in their last game. Air Force walked away from the game with a 41.3% field goal percentage (19 of 46) and made 6 out of their 17 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Falcons buried 13 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 56.5%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected 20 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 14 assists in this game as well as having 10 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Air Force allowed 41.3% from the field on 19 out of 46. Nevada totaled 18 dimes and 6 steals for the matchup. Furthurmore, the Wolf Pack grabbed 36 boards (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Nevada finished the game shooting 66.7% from the charity stripe by converting 18 of their 27 shots. They also made 8 of 21 shots from beyond the arc.
A.J. Walker is someone who was a contributor in this game. He notched 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He played for 35 mins and pulled down 2 rebounds. Walker finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Falcons was Glen McClintock. He pulled down 3 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He shot 62.5% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-8 (15 points). Overall, McClintock was on the hardwood for 36 min.
Nevada has a record of 6-2 on the season. The Wolf Pack commit 18.0 fouls per game and they hit 71.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per contest (125th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.0 times per game. Nevada has 577 points on the campaign (72.1 per game) and they average 39.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wolf Pack are connecting on 44.6% from the floor, which ranks 191st in college basketball. The Wolf Pack on the defensive end are ranked 128th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 67.1. The Nevada defense surrenders 31.7% on shots from 3-point land (72 of 227) and their opposition makes 66.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 13.1 dimes and 34.9 rebounds every game, ranking them 190th and 154th in college basketball. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 38.4% from the field (52nd in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Nevada Wolf Pack walked away with a victory by a final of 74-57 against the Falcons. The Wolf Pack corralled 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this contest. They rejected 3 shots while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Falcons had 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wolf Pack to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Nevada made 8 of 21 attempts (38.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Wolf Pack ended up shooting 24 out of 47 from the floor which had them at 51.1%. The Wolf Pack allowed the Falcons to make 19 of 46 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.3% in this game. They went 35.3% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 out of 17 and ended up going 13 of 23 at the free throw line (56.5%). In reference to rebounds, Nevada permitted Air Force to pull down 20 overall (4 on the offensive side).
Desmond Cambridge was pivotal for the Wolf Pack for the matchup. He made 7 of 16 in this contest giving him a rate of 43.8%, which got him 23 points. Cambridge snagged 7 boards in his 34 minutes played and had 5 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Nevada was Zane Meeks. He was able to score 14 points in 25 minutes on the court via 3 of 6 shooting in the game. Meeks ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while totaling 2 dimes and 8 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Air Force (+11.5)
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