Air Force Falcons vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
The Air Force Falcons (10-14) are traveling to Arena Auditorium on Saturday where they will try to beat the Wyoming Cowboys (21-4).
The Air Force Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against Boise State and took a loss by a final of 85-59 in their last game. Air Force walked away from the game with a 45.1% field goal percentage (23 of 51) and converted 7 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Falcons converted 6 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding pulling down boards, they collected a total of 13 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 assists for the game in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and earning 1 steal. When talking about defense, Air Force allowed 68.8% from the field on 33 of 48 shooting. Boise State totaled 18 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Boise State collected 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Boise State walked away from this one shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 9 of 9 tries. They converted 10 out of their 18 tries from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Falcons left the arena with 14 while Boise State totaled 16 fouls.
A.J. Walker is one guy who was a factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins played and also pulled down 1 rebound. He went 66.7% from the field and recorded 3 assists.
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Air Force will enter this game with a win-loss record of 10-14 this season. They have an average of 59.4 points per game (354th in the nation) while shooting 44.2% from the floor. The Falcons are shooting 34.1% on three-point attempts (182 of 533) and 65.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Air Force is pulling down 26.4 rebounds per game and has totaled 305 dimes this season, which has them ranked 236th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a group they commit 18.0 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Falcons are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They relinquish 32.2% on 3-pointers and they rank 71st in the country in opponents points per game (65.4). The Falcons are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.2% (550 of 1,191) and they concede 32.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 48th in the nation in giving up assists with 260 conceded on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wyoming Cowboys went home defeated by a final of 75-66 against New Mexico. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Wyoming allowed New Mexico to pull down 30 in total (7 on the offensive side). They shot 47.1% from beyond the arc by shooting 8 out of 17 and ended up going 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). The Cowboys permitted New Mexico to knock down 27 of 50 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.0% in this game. Overall, the Cowboys finished shooting 23 for 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.1%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Wyoming made 6 of their 18 tries (33.3%). They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. New Mexico earned 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. The Cowboys were able to pull down 15 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 23 in this contest.
Jeremiah Oden ended up being a major contributor for the Cowboys in the matchup. He accumulated 14 points in his 30 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He converted 5 of 5 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 100.0%, and added 3 rebounds.
Wyoming has a record of 21-4 this season. As an offense, the Cowboys are shooting 47.8% from the field, which is ranked 26th in the nation. Wyoming has totaled 1,893 points for the season (75.7 per game) and they average 35.7 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 11.4 times per game (302nd in Division 1) and they cough up possession 11.0 times per contest. The Cowboys have committed 15.0 personal fouls every game and they go 72.1% from the charity stripe.
The Cowboys defensively are ranked 82nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 65.9. They are able to force 10.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (102nd in the nation). The Wyoming defense gives up 29.1% on 3-pointers (168 of 578) and opponents are knocking down 71.3% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 10.1 dimes and 32.2 boards per contest, which is 22nd and 66th in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Air Force
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