Air Force vs. Nebraska Omaha - 12/8/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (3-3) at Air Force Falcons (4-3)
College Basketball: Monday, December 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Clune Arena)
The Line: Air Force Falcons -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks and Air Force Falcons play Monday night at the Clune Arena.
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks have split their first six games and will play their fifth true road game. On the season, Nebraska Omaha is averaging 80.3 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 80 points on 47.1 percent shooting. CJ Carter is averaging 17.5 points 45.5 percent shooting and Devin Patterson is averaging 14.8 points and 5.7 assists. Jake White is averaging 11 rebounds per game and Tre'Shawn Thurman is shooting 51.1 percent from the field. The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks are one of the top offensive teams in the country, averaging more than 61 shots per game while shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. However, the Mavericks fast pace hurts their defense, as they’ve allowed 80-plus points in four of their last five games.
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The Air Force Falcons have split their last four games and need to take advantage of this five-game homestand. On the season, Air Force is averaging 64 points on 44.8 percent shooting and is allowing 60.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Max Yon is averaging 15 points on 55.1 percent shooting and Kamryn Williams is grabbing 4.8 rebounds per game. Matt Mooney leads the Falcons with 3.1 assists and Marek Olesinski is averaging five rebounds. The Air Force Falcons have seven players averaging at least six points per game and are shooting 40.3 percent from downtown. Air Force’s defense is also holding up, forcing 14 turnovers and allowing no more than 68 points in its last six games.
The Mavericks are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss. The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Air Force is the more balanced team here and has the advantage of the home crowd. The Falcons are extremely deep and should use that to ware down a Nebraska Omaha team that likes to play an up tempo style. Give me the Falcons and the small chalk.