Boise State Broncos vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 2/16/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
The Air Force Falcons (10-13) welcome the Boise State Broncos (19-6) at Clune Arena on Wednesday.
The Boise State Broncos faced Colorado State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-74 in their last game. Boise State ended the contest having earned a 41.5% FG percentage (27 of 65) and made 13 out of their 24 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Broncos converted 7 of their 10 attempts for a percentage of 70.0%. In terms of hauling in boards, they compiled 31 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 18 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to defending, Boise State allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 29 out of 58 shooting. Colorado State doled out 11 assists and had 4 steals for the matchup. In addition, Colorado State snagged 29 boards (6 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Colorado State shot 100.0% when shooting free throws by converting 11 of their 11 tries. They knocked down 8 out of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Broncos finished with 14 while Colorado State accumulated 12 fouls.
Tyson Degenhart is one player who was a major factor for this game. He ended up with 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting. He played 36 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and recorded 2 dimes.
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Boise State will take the court with a mark of 19-6 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest and as a unit they commit 14.9 fouls per game. As a team, Boise State is pulling in 36.6 rebounds per game and has totaled 285 assists for the campaign, which ranks 268th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Broncos are connecting on 33.8% on three-point shots (187 of 553) and 63.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 68.2 pts per game (260th in the country) while going 43.3% from the field.
On defense, the Broncos are able to force 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.1 fouls. They are ranked 13th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 224 relinquished on the campaign. The Broncos are giving up a FG percentage of 41.6% (552 of 1,326) and they surrender 30.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They surrender 32.3% on three-point shots while they are 11th in the nation in points per game allowed (59.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Air Force Falcons went home defeated by a final of 76-64 when they faced San Diego State. In relation to rebounds, Air Force allowed San Diego State to collect 27 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 50.0% from distance by connecting on 5 of 10 and finished the contest at 21 out of 27 from the charity stripe (77.8%). The Falcons allowed San Diego State to bury 25 of 40 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 62.5% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Falcons finished 24 for 49 from the field which had them at 49.0%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Air Force knocked down 4 of 18 attempts (22.2%). They were able to knock down 12 of them for a rate of 80.0%. San Diego State committed 18 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Falcons corralled 13 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 16 for this contest.
A.J. Walker ended up having an impact for the Falcons in this matchup. He converted 10 of 16 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and added 3 rebounds. He accumulated 27 points in his 40 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists.
Air Force has a record of 10-13 for the season. As an offense, the Falcons are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which is 173rd in the country. Air Force has accounted for 1,367 points on the season (59.4 per contest) and they pull in 26.8 boards per game. They are getting an assist 12.7 times per game (208th in college hoops) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. The Falcons have committed 18.1 fouls per game while shooting 65.1% from the free throw line.
The Falcons are ranked 58th in the nation in PPG allowed with 64.5. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (294th in college hoops). The Air Force defense surrenders 31.1% on 3-point attempts (117 of 376) and their opponents are knocking down 74.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 10.5 assists and 32.7 rebounds every game, which is ranked 44th and 78th in those defensive categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Air Force
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