Air Force Falcons vs San Diego State Aztecs Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs San Diego State Aztecs
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA
The San Diego State Aztecs (14-6) are welcoming the Air Force Falcons (10-12) at Viejas Arena on Saturday.
The Air Force Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against UNLV and ended up losing by a score of 78-44 in their last contest. Air Force wrapped up the game having earned a 30.4% FG percentage (14 out of 46) and buried 6 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Falcons converted 10 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 17 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 10 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to defense, Air Force allowed the other team to go 52.0% from the floor on 26 of 50 shooting. UNLV doled out 20 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Moreover, UNLV had 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. UNLV shot 93.8% at the charity stripe by making 15 of 16 attempts. They made 11 of 19 attempts from 3-point land. When it comes to personal fouls, the Falcons ended up finishing with 14 and UNLV racked up 14 personal fouls.
Jake Heidbreder is one guy who came through for the contest. He recorded 8 points on 3 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins played and grabbed 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and earned 3 dimes.
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Air Force heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 10-12 this season. They cough up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.0 fouls every game. As a team, Air Force is collecting 27.2 boards per game and is sitting with 282 dimes this season, which ranks 230th in the country in terms of passing. The Falcons are hitting 34.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (171 of 491) and 64.4% from the charity stripe. They average 59.2 pts per game (351st in Division 1) while connecting on 44.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Falcons are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.9 fouls. They relinquish 30.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 47th in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.0). The Falcons are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.6% (492 of 1,103) and they surrender 32.8 boards per game as a team. They rank 30th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 225 surrendered on the year.
For their last game, the San Diego State Aztecs walked away with a victory by a final of 72-62 when they faced San Jose State. With respect to rebounding, San Diego State allowed San Jose State to snag 32 overall (8 on the offensive side). They went 34.6% from downtown by shooting 9 out of 26 and ended up shooting 11 of 18 from the free throw line (61.1%). The Aztecs allowed San Jose State to convert 21 of their 51 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.2% in this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Aztecs ended up going 26 for 57 from the floor which had them sitting at 45.6%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, San Diego State knocked down 5 out of 15 tries (33.3%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.9%. San Jose State committed 13 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Aztecs to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 8 steals for the game. The Aztecs were able to collect 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this game.
Matt Bradley ended up having an impact for the Aztecs for the contest. He made 9 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and tallied 7 rebounds. He recorded 28 points in his 38 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist for the contest.
San Diego State has a win-loss mark of 14-6 for the year. The Aztecs are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game while shooting 68.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.6 times per game (291st in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.6 times per contest. San Diego State has accounted for 1,293 pts for the campaign (64.7 per game) and they average 35.9 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Aztecs are shooting 41.9% from the field, which ranks them 292nd in the nation.
The Aztecs are ranked 3rd in the country in PPG given up with 57.5. They are forcing 14.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 37.6% from the floor (7th in Division 1). The San Diego State defense concedes 30.2% on shots from distance (124 of 410) and opponents are connecting on 67.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 10.4 dimes and 34.3 boards per contest, which ranks them 39th and 157th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Diego State
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