Fresno State Bulldogs vs Air Force Falcons Prediction, 2/21/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Fresno State Bulldogs vs Air Force Falcons
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO
Clune Arena is the location where the Air Force Falcons (14-14) will try to defeat the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-17) on Tuesday.
The Fresno State Bulldogs faced Colorado State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-57 in their last game. Fresno State finished the game with a 39.7% FG percentage (23 of 58) and knocked down 5 out of their 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 6 of 9 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected 29 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 dimes in the game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to the defense, Fresno State let their opponent shoot 45.8% from the floor on 22 of 48 shooting. Colorado State recorded 11 assists and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, Colorado State snagged 31 boards (2 offensive, 29 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Colorado State ended up shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 12 tries. They also buried 6 out of their 18 tries from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up finishing with 16 and Colorado State had 1 personal fouls.
Leo Colimerio is one player who was a contributor for this game. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes played and also snagged 3 rebounds. He scored 19 points on 8 out of 11 shooting.
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Fresno State enters this matchup with a mark of 9-17 for the year. They average 61.2 points per contest (354th in college hoops) while connecting on 42.0% from the floor. The Bulldogs are connecting on 29.0% on shots from downtown (161 of 556) and 74.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Fresno State is snagging 30.6 rebounds per game and has accumulated 299 dimes on the year, which is 328th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.4 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bulldogs have forced 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 41st in the country in points per game allowed (64.4). The Bulldogs defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.1% (583 of 1,353) and they surrender 33.7 boards per game as a group. They are 68th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 304 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Air Force Falcons walked away with a victory by a final of 75-69 against Wyoming. In reference to rebounds, Air Force permitted Wyoming to collect 25 in total (5 on the offensive glass). They went 23.1% from distance by going 6 of 26 and ended up going 19 of 26 from the free throw line (73.1%). The Falcons permitted Wyoming to bury 22 of 52 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 42.3% for the matchup. Overall, the Falcons finished the game shooting 23 for 42 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.8%. Regarding shots from distance, Air Force converted 8 out of their 17 attempts (47.1%). They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a clip of 72.4%. Wyoming had 25 fouls in this game which took the Falcons to the charity stripe for 29 tries. They also turned it over 12 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. The Falcons earned 24 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards totaling 26 for the matchup.
Jake Heidbreder ended up being important for the Falcons in this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 10 in the game for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and earned 1 rebound. He totaled 22 points in his 25 mins on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this contest.
Air Force has a win-loss record of 14-14 for the campaign. The Falcons are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 71.3% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per game (46th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.7 times per contest. Air Force has totaled 1,889 points on the campaign (67.5 per contest) and they snag 29.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Falcons are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which ranks them 62nd in the country.
The Falcons on defense are ranked 100th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 67.0. They have forced 10.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the field (229th in college hoops). The Air Force defense concedes 29.9% from downtown (145 of 485) and their opposition knocks down 75.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 10.0 assists and 32.5 rebounds per contest, ranking them 16th and 88th in D-1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Fresno State
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