Air Force Falcons vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: ExtraMile Arena in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force (+19.5)
The Boise State Broncos (8-1) play the Air Force Falcons (3-5) at ExtraMile Arena on Wednesday. Air Force opens this game as 19.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 130.5.
Air Force steps onto the court with a mark of 3-5 on the campaign. The Falcons are hitting 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (52 of 153) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. They average 56.1 pts per contest (339th in college hoops) while shooting 43.2% from the floor. They turn it over 16.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.6 fouls per game. As a team, Air Force is collecting 25.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 94 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 239th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Falcons have forced 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 17.9 fouls. They rank 199th in college basketball in allowing assists with 113 surrendered on the campaign. The Falcons are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.1% (202 of 438) and they relinquish 34.6 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 31.9% from beyond the arc while they are 140th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (68.0).
The Air Force Falcons faced off with the Utah State Aggies and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-53 in their last game. Air Force walked away from the contest with a 40.4% FG percentage (19 of 47) and buried 5 out of their 14 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Falcons made 10 of 12 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned 19 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 8 dimes in this contest as well as having 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. In terms of defending, Air Force let their opponent shoot 40.4% from the floor on 19 of 47 shooting. Utah State dished out 15 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Aggies grabbed 36 rebounds (12 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Utah State ended up shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by burying 5 of 10 tries. They buried 7 of 19 shots from 3-point land.
A.J. Walker is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He racked up 19 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 38 mins played and also grabbed 5 rebounds. Walker finished 61.5% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Falcons was Chris Joyce. He snagged 3 boards and collected 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 23.1% from the floor in the game by connecting on 3-of-13 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Joyce saw the court for 36 minutes.
Boise State has a mark of 8-1 this season. Boise State has accumulated 733 points on the campaign (81.4 per contest) and they average 40.2 rebounds per game. The Broncos commit 18.8 personal fouls every game and they go 73.0% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Broncos are shooting 46.6% from the field, which is 106th in D-1. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.3 times per game (81st in the country) and they are turning it over 11.2 times per contest. The Broncos on defense are ranked 22nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 60.7. The Boise State defense allows 28.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (49 of 175) and their opponents are connecting on 71.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 8.3 dimes and 32.3 rebounds every game, ranking them 6th and 78th in the nation. They are forcing their opponents into 16.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 37.5% from the field (19th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Boise State Broncos took home the win by a final score of 87-86 when they played the San Jose State Spartans. The Broncos were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 39 for the contest. They also rejected 2 tries while earning 8 steals in this game. The Spartans committed 24 personal fouls for this game which took the Broncos to the charity stripe for 34 shots. They were able to make 27 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 79.4%. In regard to shots from distance, Boise State converted 8 out of 24 attempts (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Broncos finished 26 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.9%. The Broncos allowed the Spartans to bury 29 of 57 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.9% in this game. They finished 51.9% from downtown by shooting 14 out of 27 and finished the contest at 14 out of 20 from the charity stripe (70.0%). In the matter of rebounds, Boise State allowed San Jose State to grab 28 in all (3 on the offensive glass).
Derrick Alston pitched in for the Broncos in the matchup. He converted 5 out of 11 for this game for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, which earned him 20 points. Alston snagged 10 rebounds in his 38 mins and accumulated 3 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Boise State was Marcus Shaver. He left the arena with 15 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 11 shooting for the contest. Shaver ended the game having shot 45.5% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Air Force (+19.5)
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