Air Force Falcons vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 1/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Moby Arena in Fort Collins, CO
TV: Youtube TV
Moby Arena is the location where the Colorado State Rams (9-8) will take on the Air Force Falcons (9-7) on Tuesday.
The Air Force Falcons faced off with Utah State and ended up losing by a score of 77-65 in their last contest. Air Force walked away from the contest having earned a 43.3% FG percentage (26 of 60) and knocked down 9 out of their 26 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Falcons converted 4 of 7 shots for a rate of 57.1%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 22 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 4 steals. With respect to defending, Air Force allowed 51.0% from the field on 25 out of 49 shooting. Utah State dished out 10 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. On top of that, Utah State pulled down 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Utah State finished the game shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 21 of their 27 shots. They buried 6 of 12 attempts from three-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Falcons ended up with 22 while Utah State recorded 14 personal fouls.
Jake Heidbreder is someone who came through for the matchup. He accumulated 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins played and also grabbed 4 rebounds. He finished 50.0% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Air Force comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 9-7 this year. They average 68.8 points per contest (262nd in the nation) while hitting 47.0% from the floor. The Falcons are hitting 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (137 of 376) and 70.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Air Force is grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 256 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 42nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Falcons are forcing 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 28.6% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 56th in college basketball in PPG allowed (63.9). The Falcons are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.6% (355 of 854) and they concede 32.6 boards per contest as a unit. They are 22nd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 150 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Colorado State Rams got the win with a final of 79-57 when they faced Fresno State. When it comes to rebounding, Colorado State permitted Fresno State to snag 27 in all (5 offensive). They went 34.8% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 of 23 and ended up going 11 out of 15 at the free throw line (73.3%). The Rams allowed Fresno State to bury 19 of 49 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.8% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Rams ended up shooting 29 out of 53 from the field which had them shooting 54.7%. In regard to shots from downtown, Colorado State converted 14 out of 29 attempts (48.3%). They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. Fresno State was called for 11 personal fouls for the game which took the Rams to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They turned it over 6 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Rams corralled 23 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this game.
Patrick Cartier ended up being a major contributor for the Rams for the game. He made 6 of 9 for this game giving him a rate of 66.7%, and totaled 1 rebound. He totaled 16 points in his 25 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 3 assists in the matchup.
Colorado State has a record of 9-8 for the season. As an offense, the Rams are shooting 49.7% from the field, which is 12th in the nation. Colorado State has accumulated 1,278 points on the year (75.2 per contest) and they grab 30.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 18.1 times per contest (12th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 10.2 times per game. The Rams have committed 15.7 fouls every game while shooting 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The Rams on the defensive side of the court are 208th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 69.6. They have forced 13.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.1% from the field (246th in the nation). The Colorado State defense concedes 37.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (159 of 421) and opponents are connecting on 72.4% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.6 dimes and 34.0 rebounds every game, ranking them 110th and 180th in those categories.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State
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