Air Force Falcons vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 3/1/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force (+20)
The Air Force Falcons (5-18) travel to Moby Arena on Monday where they'll meet the Colorado State Rams (15-4). The odds on this matchup have Colorado State as 20-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 133.5.
Air Force enters this game with a win-loss record of 5-18 on the year. The Falcons are hitting 34.2% on shots from distance (167 of 489) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 59.7 points per outing (343rd in Division 1) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. They are turning it over 14.3 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Air Force is grabbing 23.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 287 assists on the year, which is 150th in the country in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Falcons have forced 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They are conceding 37.1% on 3-pointers and they are 219th in the nation in PPG allowed (71.5). The Falcons defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 50.0% (600 of 1,200) and they surrender 34.2 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 302nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 334 surrendered so far this year.
The Air Force Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against the Rams and took a loss by a final of 72-49 in their last contest. Air Force walked away from the contest having earned a 41.5% FG percentage (17 out of 41) and converted 5 out of their 21 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Falcons knocked down 10 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 15 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 11 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 19 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to defense, Air Force allowed the other team to go 61.0% from the field on 25 of 41 shooting. Colorado State distributed 14 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, Colorado State snagged 26 rebounds (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Colorado State shot 81.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 16 shots. They also knocked down 9 of 0 shots from beyond the arc.
A.J. Walker is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. He totaled 13 points on 4 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Walker ended up going 36.4% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. One more player that had an impact in this matchup for the Falcons was Chris Joyce. He snagged 3 rebounds in 30 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 44.4% from the field in this game via 4-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Joyce earned 1 assist.
Colorado State has a record of 15-4 this season. As an offensive unit, the Rams are hitting on 48.6% from the field, which has them ranked 34th in D-1. Colorado State has totaled 1,426 pts on the year (75.1 per game) and they pull in 34.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.8 times per game (84th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.5 times per game. The Rams are committing 16.9 fouls per contest and they hit 77.8% from the charity stripe. The Rams defensively are ranked 60th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 65.5. They have forced 14.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (73rd in college hoops). The Colorado State defense concedes 29.6% on shots from beyond the arc (146 of 494) and their opponents are converting on 62.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 12.6 assists and 32.4 rebounds per game, which ranks them 146th and 70th in college hoops.
In their win over Air Force, the Rams were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this game. They turned the ball over 19 times, while getting 4 steals in this game. The Falcons committed 21 personal fouls for the contest which took the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 16 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a rate of 81.3%. In reference to shots from distance, Colorado State converted 9 of 22 attempts (40.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rams finished 25 for 41 from the floor which had them shooting 61.0%. The Rams permitted the Falcons to knock down 17 of their 41 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.5% for the game. They went 23.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 5 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). In reference to attacking the glass, Colorado State allowed Air Force to get 15 in all (4 offensive).
Isaiah Stevens was important for the Rams in this contest. He buried 6 out of 7 for this contest giving him a rate of 85.7%, and totaled 5 rebounds. Stevens accumulated 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 4 assists in the matchup. One more player that was important for Colorado State was David Roddy. He finished with 2 dimes in 33 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 7 of 9 from the floor. Roddy wrapped this one up going 77.8% from the floor while contributing 19 points and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State (-20)
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