Air Force vs. San Diego State - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego State Aztecs (14-4) at Air Force Falcons (8-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Clune Arena)
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TV: CBS Sports Network
The San Diego State Aztecs and Air Force Falcons meet Tuesday night at the Clune Arena.
The San Diego State Aztecs have won seven of their last eight games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, SDSU is averaging 60.8 points on 39.9 percent shooting and is allowing 53.2 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Winston Shepard is averaging 11 points and 4.8 rebounds while Aqeel Quinn is averaging 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. J.J. O'Brien is dishing 2.4 assists and Trey Kell is shooting 35.9 percent from the field. The San Diego State Aztecs remain an elite defensive team that’s allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 59 or less points in eight straight games. Offensively, San Diego State is shooting 62.2 percent from the line and 27.6 percent from beyond the arc. San Diego State is 1-3 SU on the road this season.
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The Air Force Falcons have lost five of their last six games and look for their second MWC win. On the season, Air Force is averaging 66.7 points on 46.9 percent shooting and is allowing 64.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Marek Olesinski is averaging 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds while Trevor Lyons is averaging 7.7 points and 2.1 assists. Justin Hammonds is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Zach Kocur is shooting 56.8 percent from the field. The Air Force Falcons continue to struggle with their top two players out, but they’re still shooting 66.9 percent from the line and 38.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 34 percent shotoing from deep and has allowed 71 or more points in three of its last five games. Max Yon is questionable for this game with a quad injury.
The Aztecs are 43-20-2 ATS in their last 65 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aztecs are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
SDSU has been shaky on the road all season long and has lost the last six meetings ATS against Air Force. Have to take the points here.