Air Force Falcons vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Air Force (+12.5)
The Air Force Falcons (4-12) are headed to Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday where they'll take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (6-9). Air Force opens this contest as 12.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 130.
Air Force enters this one with a win-loss record of 4-12 on the campaign. They average 59.2 points per outing (343rd in the country) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. The Falcons are hitting 33.2% on 3-pointers (111 of 334) and 68.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Air Force is collecting 24.3 rebounds per contest and has totaled 196 assists for the year, which ranks 179th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 14.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.7 fouls every game. Defensively, the Falcons are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 301st in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 245 conceded for the campaign. The Falcons are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.8% (429 of 879) and they concede 34.4 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 37.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 246th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (73.2).
The Air Force Falcons faced off with the San Jose State Spartans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-62 in their last game. Air Force ended the contest with a 41.0% field goal percentage (25 of 61) and made 11 out of their 37 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Falcons buried 1 of their 4 tries for a rate of 25.0%. When talking about hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 26 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists for the matchup while getting 3 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defense, Air Force let their opponent shoot 41.0% from the floor on 25 of 61 shooting. San Jose State dished out 19 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Spartans grabbed 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. San Jose State finished 66.7% at the free throw line by converting 12 of their 18 tries. They also buried 9 of their 24 shots from long range.
A.J. Walker is someone who played a role in the game. He was able to score 16 points on 6 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 40 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. Walker walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the field and earned 6 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Falcons was Nikc Jackson. He snagged 2 rebounds and also earned 4 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest by shooting 7-of-14 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Jackson played 31 minutes.
UNLV has a mark of 6-9 so far this year. As an offense, the Runnin' Rebels are hitting on 43.6% from the field, which is 222nd in D-1. UNLV has scored 1,074 points so far this season (71.6 per contest) and they collect 36.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.6 times per game (158th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game. The Runnin' Rebels have committed 19.2 fouls per game and they hit 72.3% from the free throw line. The Runnin' Rebels on the defensive end are ranked 129th in college basketball in PPG given up with 68.4. The UNLV defense gives up 35.6% on 3-point shots (129 of 362) and their opponents are knocking down 74.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 14.1 dimes and 34.9 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 252nd and 168th in college hoops. They have forced 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.2% from the floor (81st in D-1).
In their last game, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took a defeat with a final score of 72-62 when they faced the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Runnin' Rebels collected 24 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 28 in this game. They turned away 3 attempts while getting 4 steals for this contest. The Wolf Pack were called for 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Runnin' Rebels to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a rate of 81.8%. In relation to shots from distance, UNLV converted 9 of 27 tries (33.3%). When the game finished, the Runnin' Rebels walked away from this one shooting 22 for 51 from the field which had them shooting 43.1%. The Runnin' Rebels allowed the Wolf Pack to make 23 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6% in the matchup. They shot 26.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 out of 23 and ended up shooting 20 of 22 from the free throw line (90.9%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, UNLV permitted Nevada to grab 32 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Moses Wood ended up having an impact for the Runnin' Rebels for the contest. He made 4 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 36.4%, which earned him 16 points. Wood collected 7 boards in his 37 minutes and tallied 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was important for UNLV was Caleb Grill. He ended up with 14 points in 38 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 9 from the floor for the matchup. Grill wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the field while also earning 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Air Force (+12.5)
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