Air Force Falcons vs. Colorado State Rams - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado State Rams (14-2) at Air Force Falcons (8-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Clune Arena)
The Line: Air Force Falcons +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Root Sports
The Colorado State Rams will travel to Clune Arena to take on the Air Force Falcons this Saturday afternoon.
The Colorado State Rams lost their second straight game to drop to 14-2 (1-2 MW) after losing 60-54 to the Wyoming Cowboys this past Wednesday. The Rams struggled offensively in this one as they shot just 34.0% from the field and 14.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Colorado State was J.J. Avila who had 23 points and 7 rebounds. The Rams are currently ranked 24th in the RPI Standings and have played the 80th ranked SOS. On the season, Colorado State has been led by J.J. Avila (14.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.2 spg) and Stanton Kidd (11.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.4 apg). The Rams are averaging 70.7 ppg (ranked 113th) on 44.8% shooting (ranked 114th). Colorado State has an assist/turnover ratio of 1.31 (ranked 39th). Defensively, the Rams are allowing an average of 63.3 ppg (ranked 117th) on 43.1% shooting (ranked 206th). Colorado State has a rebound margin of 5.1 which ranks 66th in the country.
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The Air Force Falcons improved to 8-6 (1-2 MV) on the season after defeating the San Jose State Spartans 75-56 this past Wednesday. The Falcons shot 61.1% from the field and 47.1% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for Air Force was Max Yon who had 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Falcons are currently ranked 246th in the RPI Standings and have played the 308th ranked SOS. On the season, Air Force has been led by Max Yon (14.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.2 apg) and Kamryn Williams (9.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.5 spg). Offensively, the Falcons are averaging 69.1 ppg (ranked 149th) on 49.9% shooting (ranked 11th). Air Force averages 7.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 57th) on 38.2% shooting (ranked 48th). Defensively, the Falcons are allowing their opponents to average 61.0 ppg (ranked 63rd) on 40.6% shooting (ranked 114th). Air Force averages 23.14 defensive rpg (ranked 228th) and 32.57 total rpg (ranked 268th).
The Rams are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. Mountain West opponents and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. win.
Colorado State started off the season 14-0 however, has dropped two of their last three in conference play. The Rams will be highly motivated to get things back on track as they won’t want to drop to 1-3 in conference play. I think Colorado State will get its offensive back on track and will cover this small spread at Air Force.