Air Force Falcons vs Nevada Wolf Pack Prediction, 2/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Nevada Wolf Pack
Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Location: Lawlor Events Center in Reno, NV
Lawlor Events Center is the location where the Nevada Wolf Pack (17-6) will compete against the Air Force Falcons (12-11) on Friday.
The Air Force Falcons stepped onto the hardwood against Boise State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 59-52 in their last contest. Air Force finished the contest having earned a 39.2% field goal percentage (20 of 51) and buried 4 of their 24 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Falcons buried 8 of 10 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 27 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 9 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In reference to defense, Air Force allowed their opponent to shoot 43.1% from the floor on 22 out of 51 shooting. Boise State totaled 6 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Additionally, Boise State grabbed 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Boise State walked away from this one shooting 88.9% when shooting free throws by making 8 of their 9 attempts. They also made 7 out of their 22 tries from 3-point land. In the matter of fouls, the Falcons ended up finishing with 12 while Boise State finished the game with 15 fouls.
Rytis Petraitis is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He finished 66.7% from the floor and dished out 1 assist. He played 40 minutes played and snagged 3 rebounds. He ended up scoring 20 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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Air Force comes into this contest with a record of 12-11 so far this season. They turn it over 11.6 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.7 fouls every game. As a team, Air Force is snagging 29.9 rebounds per game and has earned 353 assists this season, which ranks 46th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Falcons are shooting 34.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (188 of 543) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 67.6 points per outing (286th in Division 1) while hitting 46.0% from the field.
Defensively, the Falcons are able to force 11.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.3 personal fouls. They are ranked 22nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 220 surrendered this season. The Falcons defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (534 of 1,235) and they relinquish 32.9 boards per game as a squad. They concede 28.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 72nd in the country in PPG allowed (65.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Nevada Wolf Pack got the victory with a final of 75-66 when they played San Diego State. With respect to team rebounding, Nevada allowed San Diego State to pull down 25 in all (5 offensive). They went 30.4% from three-point range via 7 of 23 and finished the contest at 17 out of 19 from the charity stripe (89.5%). The Wolf Pack allowed San Diego State to convert 21 out of their 48 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.8% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Wolf Pack shot 25 out of 50 from the field which had them at 50.0%. In regard to 3-pointers, Nevada converted 5 of 17 attempts (29.4%). They were able to make 20 of those for a rate of 87.0%. San Diego State committed 22 personal fouls in this game which got the Wolf Pack to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They also coughed it up 6 times, while earning 5 steals in this matchup. The Wolf Pack were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 24 in this matchup.
Jarod Lucas ended up being a factor for the Wolf Pack in this contest. He tallied 26 points in his 38 mins of playing time, but didn't record an assist. He buried 9 of 14 for the contest for a field goal rate of 64.3%, and had 4 rebounds.
Nevada has a win-loss mark of 17-6 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wolf Pack are shooting 44.4% from the field, which is ranked 198th in D-1. Nevada has totaled 1,691 pts on the season (73.5 per game) and they pull down 34.2 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.0 times per game (121st in the country) and they turn the ball over 10.7 times per contest. The Wolf Pack commit 18.6 fouls every game and they go 79.7% from the charity stripe.
The Wolf Pack on the defensive side of the court are 99th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 66.7. They have forced 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (80th in college basketball). The Nevada defense gives up 33.4% on three-point shots (171 of 512) and opponents are converting on 71.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 12.3 dimes and 33.7 rebounds every game, which is ranked 149th and 147th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Air Force
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