Fresno State Bulldogs vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Fresno State (-4.5)
Clune Arena is the site where and the Air Force Falcons (4-15) will take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (8-7) on Saturday. Fresno State opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 127.5.
Fresno State will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-7 for the season. The Bulldogs are hitting 30.6% on three-point shots (97 of 317) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 67.7 points per outing (270th in the country) on 43.5% from the field. They turn it over 15.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Fresno State is pulling down 37.3 boards per game and has accounted for 156 assists this year, which ranks 297th in the country in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Bulldogs are able to force 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. The Bulldogs defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.7% (351 of 842) and they surrender 33.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 84th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 175 surrendered for the campaign. They are conceding 33.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 102nd in college basketball in opponents PPG (67.3).
The Fresno State Bulldogs played the Falcons and took home the win by a score of 69-63 in their last game. Fresno State ended with a 60.0% field goal percentage (21 of 35) and buried 6 of their 12 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 21 of 27 tries for a rate of 77.8%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned 26 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 9 assists in the game while having 5 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defense, Fresno State allowed the other team to shoot 60.0% from the floor on 21 out of 35 shooting. Air Force earned 13 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Falcons had 13 rebounds (3 offensive, 10 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Air Force shot 87.0% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of 23 attempts. They also made 11 of their 26 attempts from long range.
Junior Ballard is one player who came through in the game. He ended up walking away with 17 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He played 28 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Ballard finished the game at 66.7% from the floor but didn't record an assist. One more player that came through in the game for the Bulldogs was Isaiah Hill. He collected 5 rebounds and also tallied 2 assists. He went 75.0% from the floor in the game via 3-of-4 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Hill was on the hardwood for 23 minutes.
Air Force has a record of 4-15 this season. Air Force has scored 1,132 points for the season (59.6 per game) and they pull in 23.3 rebounds per game. The Falcons are committing 16.2 fouls every game and they go 69.7% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Falcons are shooting 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 111th in college hoops. They are dishing out assists 12.6 times per game (221st in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.6 times per contest. The Falcons on defense are ranked 238th in the country in points given up per game with 72.5. They surrender 14.8 dimes and 33.9 boards every game, ranking them 293rd and 124th in those defensive categories. The Air Force defense gives up 38.1% on shots from distance (162 of 425) and their opponents are knocking down 67.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.8% from the field (344th in college basketball).
In their loss to Fresno State, the Falcons were able to collect 10 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 13 for the game. They stuffed 3 shots while recording 11 steals for this contest. The Bulldogs earned 20 fouls in this matchup which got the Falcons to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to make 20 of the free throws for a rate of 87.0%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Air Force made 11 out of 26 attempts (42.3%). When the final whistle was blown, the Falcons shot 16 for 40 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Falcons permitted the Bulldogs to convert 21 of their 35 attempts from the field which had them shooting 60.0% for this game. They went 50.0% from 3-point land via 6 of 12 and finished the game at 21 of 27 from the free throw line (77.8%). In relation to team rebounding, Air Force allowed Fresno State to pull down 26 in all (6 offensive).
A.J. Walker ended up being a major contributor for the Falcons for this game. He buried 8 of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, which had him finishing with 33 points. Walker collected 2 rebounds in his 40 mins played and had 3 assists in the matchup. One more player who came through for Air Force was Nikc Jackson. He ended up walking away with 7 points in 20 minutes on the court via 3 out of 5 from the floor for the game. Jackson ended up shooting 60.0% from the field while also totaling 2 dimes and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Fresno State (-4.5) and over 127.5 points
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