Air Force Falcons vs Seattle Redhawks Prediction, 11/29/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Seattle Redhawks
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force (+1.5)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where and the Seattle Redhawks (2-0) will take on the Air Force Falcons (12-20 last season) on Sunday. The spread on this matchup has Seattle as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 142.5.
Air Force will take the court after finishing with a record of 12-20 last season. They turned it over 12.3 times per game and as a group committed 16.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Air Force pulled down 32.5 rebounds per game and totaled 469 dimes last year, which was 2nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Falcons hit on 37.5% on shots from downtown (275 of 734) and 73.1% from the charity stripe. They averaged 73.1 points per contest (121st in the country) while shooting 45.6% from the field. Defensively, the Falcons were able to force 11.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 personal fouls. They were 352nd in college basketball in giving up assists with 462 conceded last season. The Falcons gave up a FG percentage of 46.4% (839 of 1,809) and they surrendered 32.5 boards per contest as a group. They surrendered 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they were 274th in D-1 in opponents points per game (74.6).
The Air Force Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against the San Diego State Aztecs and took a loss by a final of 73-60 in their last game. Air Force finished the game having earned a 44.7% FG percentage (21 out of 47) and knocked down 10 of their 24 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Falcons made 8 of 10 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 24 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 10 assists in the game in addition to having 7 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Air Force allowed the other team to go 44.7% from the floor on 21 of 47. San Diego State doled out 17 dimes and 8 steals in this game. In addition, the Aztecs grabbed 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 2 blocks. San Diego State finished shooting 83.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of 12 attempts. They also buried 11 out of their 26 attempts from three-point range.
A.J. Walker is someone who saw a lot of minutes for this game. He recorded 18 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and totaled 3 boards. Walker ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Falcons was Lavelle Scottie. He had 4 boards and also had 2 assists. He finished the game at 18.2% from the floor in the game by connecting on 2-of-11 (6 points). Overall, Scottie played 34 min.
Seattle has a win-loss mark of 2-0 this year. As an offensive team, the Redhawks are connecting on 44.5% from the field, which is ranked 114th in the nation. Seattle has earned 161 points for the campaign (80.5 per game) and they pull in 36.5 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 15.5 times per contest (79th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 8.5 times per contest. The Redhawks are responsible for committing 20.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 66.7% from the free throw line. The Redhawks are ranked 193rd in the country in PPG given up with 62.5. They have forced 19.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (222nd in college hoops). The Seattle defense surrenders 34.4% on three-point shots (11 of 32) and their opposition knocks down 75.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.0 assists and 31.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 199th and 183rd in the nation.
In their last game, the Seattle Redhawks took home the win by a final score of 77-53 against the William Jessup Warriors. The Redhawks collected 24 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the matchup. They also blocked 6 attempts while recording 8 steals for the matchup. The Warriors earned 23 fouls in this game which got the Redhawks to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 58.8%. When it comes to three-point shots, Seattle made 7 of their 27 tries (25.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Redhawks shot 30 for 69 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. The Redhawks allowed the Warriors to knock down 15 of 46 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 32.6% in this matchup. They finished 26.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 5 of 19 and finished the contest at 18 of 25 from the charity stripe (72.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Seattle allowed William Jessup to pull down 26 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Riley Grigsby ended up being a major contributor for the Redhawks in this game. He converted 6 of 12 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 14 points. Grigsby snagged 4 boards in his 32 mins and tallied 2 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Seattle was Aaron Nettles. He left the arena with 5 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood via 2 out of 11 from the floor in the matchup. Nettles ended the game having shot 18.2% from the floor and also totaling 3 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle (-1.5)
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