Utah State vs Air Force NCAA Basketball Picks 1/7/2020
Game: Utah State Aggies vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force +7.5
The Utah State Aggies travel to Clune Arena to play the Air Force Falcons on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Utah State as 7.5 point favorites.
Utah State heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 16.1 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 63.2 per game. Air Force has an overall record of 7-8. They are averaging 76.7 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Utah State Aggies Betting Trends
The Utah State Aggies are 5-10-0 against the spread
The Utah State Aggies are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Important Air Force Falcons Betting Trends
The Air Force Falcons are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Air Force Falcons are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Key Utah State Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Air Force Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Bean averages 13.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Sam Merrill comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Ryan Swan-Ford averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Lavelle Scottie averages 14.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 63.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 68th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation. Utah State averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 35th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 16.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 199th in D-1. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Falcons surrender 71.4 points per contest, which ranks them 231st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 315th and 318th in those defensive statistics. They rank 297th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Falcons are 20th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game. Air Force is 77th in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 19th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 340th in the country in rebounding with 30.7 boards per game and 146th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Falcons are 295th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Aggies are 26th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.8. In terms of pace they are 159th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 134th. As a team they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 210th in Division 1. Utah State is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Air Force is 226th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Falcons are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 113. In terms of pace they are 285th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 63rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Utah State/Air Force college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Air Force +7.5
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