Fresno State Bulldogs vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 2/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (-4.5)
The Air Force Falcons (4-14) play the Fresno State Bulldogs (7-7) at Clune Arena on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Fresno State as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 125.5.
Fresno State will take the court with a win-loss record of 7-7 so far this year. They average 67.6 pts per contest (271st in the country) while going 42.8% from the floor. The Bulldogs are shooting 29.8% on shots from distance (91 of 305) and 63.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Fresno State is collecting 37.7 boards per game and has racked up 147 assists so far this season, which ranks 311th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per game and as a group are committing 17.6 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Bulldogs have forced 14.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 32.7% on 3-pointers and they are 110th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (67.6). The Bulldogs are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.8% (335 of 802) and they concede 34.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 64th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 162 relinquished so far this season.
The Fresno State Bulldogs faced off with the Utah State Aggies and went home with a loss by a final score of 69-53 in their last game. Fresno State wrapped up the game having earned a 37.0% field goal percentage (20 of 54) and converted 4 of their 19 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Bulldogs buried 9 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 69.2%. When discussing rebounding, they earned a total of 28 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 assists in the matchup as well as getting 6 steals and 3 rejections. In the matter of defense, Fresno State allowed the other team to go 37.0% from the field on 20 of 54 shooting. Utah State recorded 17 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Aggies snagged 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Utah State finished the contest at 73.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 15 attempts. They also made 6 of 14 attempts from beyond the arc.
Orlando Robinson is someone who played a role in the game. He finished with 8 points on 2 out of 9 shooting. He played for 31 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. Robinson walked away from this one shooting 22.2% from the floor and also dished out 6 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Bulldogs was Anthony Holland. He collected 4 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor for the game by connecting on 2-of-3 (6 points). When the final whistle was blown, Holland was on the court for 32 min.
Air Force has a win-loss record of 4-14 for the season. As an offensive team, the Falcons are shooting 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 95th in college hoops. Air Force has accounted for 1,069 points this season (59.4 per contest) and they grab 23.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 12.6 times per game (223rd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Falcons commit 15.8 fouls every game and they go 68.0% from the charity stripe. The Falcons on the defensive end are ranked 242nd in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 72.7. They give up 15.1 dimes and 34.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 305th and 128th in D-1. The Air Force defense gives up 37.8% on 3-point attempts (156 of 413) and opponents are making 66.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 49.4% from the field (342nd in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Air Force Falcons took a defeat with a final score of 69-64 against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. The Falcons collected 15 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 17 in the game. They turned away 3 tries while recording 5 steals for the game. The Runnin' Rebels committed 16 fouls in this game which took the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Air Force buried 9 of their 21 tries (42.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Falcons walked away from this one shooting 24 for 48 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Falcons allowed the Runnin' Rebels to make 25 of their 45 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6% for the game. They went 56.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 9 of 16 and finished the game at 10 of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Air Force allowed UNLV to snag 26 in all (6 on the offensive side).
A.J. Walker ended up being important for the Falcons in this game. He converted 7 out of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which got him 20 points. Walker grabbed 3 boards in his 40 mins played and had 4 assists for this game. One more player who came through for Air Force was Nikc Jackson. He totaled 18 points in his 18 minutes on the court by way of 7 of 12 from the floor for this game. Jackson walked away from this one going 58.3% from the floor as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fresno State (-4.5) and under 125.5 points
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