Wyoming Cowboys vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 1/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wyoming Cowboys vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Wyoming (-1.5)
Clune Arena is the site where and the Air Force Falcons (4-7) will take on the Wyoming Cowboys (7-5) on Monday. Air Force opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 137.5.
Wyoming heads into this game with a record of 7-5 this season. The Cowboys are shooting 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc (113 of 308) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 78.1 points per outing (77th in Division 1) on 45.6% from the field. They turn the ball over 10.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.4 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Wyoming is snagging 33.7 boards per game and has 165 dimes this year, which is 129th in D-1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Cowboys are forcing 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 174th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 142 surrendered on the campaign. The Cowboys defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.3% (341 of 721) and they surrender 37.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 34.0% from beyond the arc and they are 301st in Division 1 in PPG allowed (76.7).
The Wyoming Cowboys faced the Falcons and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-69 in their last game. Wyoming walked away from the game having earned a 52.9% field goal percentage (27 of 51) and converted 10 out of their 27 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Cowboys knocked down 5 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 41.7%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists for the matchup as well as getting 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Wyoming allowed the other team to shoot 52.9% from the floor on 27 of 51 shooting. Air Force doled out 15 assists and had 11 steals in the game. In addition, the Falcons snagged 22 boards (4 offensive, 18 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Air Force finished the game shooting 61.5% at the charity stripe by making 8 of their 13 shots. They also buried 8 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Marcus Williams is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He was able to score 15 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 36 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Williams ended up shooting 45.5% from the field and totaled 5 assists. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Cowboys was Hunter Maldonado. He collected 7 boards and also tallied 4 assists. He finished the game shooting 70.0% from the floor for the contest via 7-of-10 (14 points). Overall, Maldonado was on the court for 38 minutes.
Air Force has a record of 4-7 for the season. Air Force has earned 649 pts for the year (59.0 per game) and they collect 24.4 rebounds per game. The Falcons have committed 15.3 fouls per game while shooting 73.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Falcons are hitting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks 128th in Division 1. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per contest (273rd in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 15.4 times per contest. The Falcons on the defensive end are ranked 171st in Division 1 in PPG given up with 70.1. They are able to force 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the floor (324th in D-1). The Air Force defense gives up 34.3% from downtown (85 of 248) and opponents are connecting on 67.1% of their foul shots. They surrender 14.3 dimes and 33.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 260th and 117th in college hoops.
In their win against Wyoming, the Falcons were able to collect 18 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 22 for this contest. They stuffed 3 tries while recording 11 steals in this game. The Cowboys were called for 14 personal fouls in this contest which got the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to convert 8 of them for a clip of 61.5%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Air Force made 8 of their 20 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Falcons went 28 for 53 from the field which had them shooting 52.8%. The Falcons permitted the Cowboys to make 27 out of 51 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 52.9% in the game. They shot 37.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 10 out of 27 and finished the contest at 5 of 12 at the free throw line (41.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Air Force permitted Wyoming to collect 32 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Chris Joyce ended up being a major contributor for the Falcons for this contest. He knocked down 8 of 10 for the contest for a rate of 80.0%, which got him 21 points. Joyce snagged 3 rebounds in his 36 minutes and accumulated 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Air Force was A.J. Walker. He totaled 15 points in 40 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 11 from the floor in this game. Walker ended up shooting 54.5% from the floor while also totaling 2 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wyoming (-1.5)
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