San Diego State Aztecs vs Air Force Falcons Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/8/2020
Game: San Diego State Aztecs vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force +13.5
The San Diego State Aztecs head to Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has San Diego State as 13.5 point favorites.
San Diego State heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.6 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 57.7 per game. Air Force has an overall record of 9-14. They are averaging 74.2 points per game and surrendering 73.9, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 14-8-0 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 10-12-0 against the spread this season
The Air Force Falcons are 13-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/11/19 F Aguek Arop Shoulder is upgraded to questionable Saturday vs. Air Force
01/17/20 F Nathan Mensah Respiratory is out indefinitely
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malachi Flynn comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Yanni Wetzell averages 12.0 points per contest in 27.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Lavelle Scottie scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Ryan Swan-Ford averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Diego State averages 75.2 points per contest, which is 81st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 31st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 17th in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 335th with 11.0 per game. The Aztecs allow 57.7 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 38th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Air Force is 101st in the nation with 74.2 points per contest this season. They are 83rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 21st in the NCAA. They are 321st in D-1 in rebounding with 32.4 boards per contest and 89th in assists per game with 14.3. The Falcons are 270th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Falcons give up 73.9 points per game, which ranks them 289th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 320th and 329th in those defensive statistics. They rank 294th with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 67th with 32.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Falcons are 24th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per contest this year.
The Aztecs are 6th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.1. In terms of pace they are 311th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 20th. As a team they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. San Diego State is 316th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Air Force is 222nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons are 68th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 206th in Division 1 with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 44th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 67th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Diego State -13.5
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