Colorado State Rams vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado State Rams vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Clune Arena is the site where the Air Force Falcons (12-12) will attempt to beat the Colorado State Rams (10-14) on Tuesday.
The Colorado State Rams faced off with Utah State and took a loss by a final of 88-79 in their last game. Colorado State finished the game with a 55.2% field goal percentage (32 of 58) and knocked down 3 out of their 17 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Rams converted 12 of 14 tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 23 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When talking about defense, Colorado State allowed their opponent to shoot 50.9% from the floor on 29 out of 57 shooting. Utah State doled out 24 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Additionally, Utah State snagged 28 boards (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Utah State went 80.0% from the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 15 tries. They converted 18 of 39 shots from 3-point land. When talking about personal fouls, the Rams ended up with 17 while Utah State had 14 personal fouls.
Isaiah Stevens is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He ended up going 52.4% from the floor and also dished out 8 dimes. He saw the court for 40 mins played and also grabbed 1 rebound. He accounted for 25 points on 11 out of 21 shooting.
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Colorado State comes into this one with a mark of 10-14 on the campaign. They are averaging 74.0 points per contest (135th in the nation) while connecting on 48.8% from the field. The Rams are hitting 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (189 of 531) and 73.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Colorado State is snagging 30.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 424 dimes for the season, which ranks 8th in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 16.5 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Rams have forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 37.8% on 3-point shots and they are 264th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (72.5). The Rams defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 45.0% (609 of 1,352) and they concede 33.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 209th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 310 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Air Force Falcons took a loss by a score of 72-52 when they played Nevada. Regarding how they rebounded, Air Force allowed Nevada to get 33 in all (6 on the offensive side). They shot 30.8% from three-point range by going 4 out of 13 and finished the game at 24 out of 32 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Falcons permitted Nevada to convert 22 of 46 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Falcons shot 19 for 45 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.2%. When discussing shooting from 3-point land, Air Force made 9 out of their 24 attempts (37.5%). They were able to bury 5 of those for a percentage of 41.7%. Nevada was called for 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Falcons to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 4 steals in the game. The Falcons were able to snag 16 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 19 for this contest.
Jake Heidbreder was important for the Falcons for the contest. He made 7 out of 13 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 2 rebounds. He recorded 18 points in his 36 mins of playing time and totaled 3 assists for the game.
Air Force has a mark of 12-12 so far this season. The Falcons commit 17.1 fouls every game and they connect on 71.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.3 times per game (53rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.7 times per contest. Air Force has totaled 1,607 pts on the year (67.0 per contest) and they pull in 29.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Falcons are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which is ranked 103rd in the nation.
The Air Force defense gives up 28.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (118 of 411) and their opponents are converting on 75.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 9.8 dimes and 32.9 boards every game, ranking them 17th and 110th in college hoops. The Falcons on the defensive side of the court are 75th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 65.9. They are able to force 11.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (177th in Division 1).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Air Force
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