Air Force vs. Boise State - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boise State Broncos (13-6) at Air Force Falcons (8-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Clune Arena)
The Line: Air Force Falcons +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT Sports
The Boise State Broncos and Air Force Falcons play Saturday afternoon at the Clune Arena.
The Boise State Broncos have split their last eight games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Boise State is averaging 72 points on 46.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.8 points on 41 percent shooting. Derrick Marks is averaging 18.6 points and 2.9 assists while James Webb III is averaging 10 points and 6.9 rebounds. Nick Duncan is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Mikey Thompson is shooting 38.8 percent from the field. The Boise State Broncos have six players averaging at least 4.5 points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent from the line and 38.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Boise State is allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games. Boise State is 3-4 SU on the road.
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The Air Force Falcons have lost four straight games and look for their second MWC win. On the season, Air Force is averaging 67 points on 48 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Marek Olesinski is averaging nine points and 4.7 rebounds while Trevor Lyons is averaging 7.6 points and 2.1 assists. Justin Hammonds is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Zach Kocur is dishing 1.7 assists. The Air Force Falcons are missing their two leading scorers due to injury but are still shooting 66.2 percent from the line and 37.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last six games. Air Force is 7-3 SU on its home court.
The Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Mountain West and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mountain West. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Air Force is in a bad spot here without its best two players against a Boise State team that can really shoot the basketball. I have to side with Boise State and the chalk given the way Air Force is beaten up.