Colorado State vs. Air Force - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (12-13) at Colorado State Rams (22-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Moby Arena)
The Line: Colorado State Rams -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons and Colorado State Rams meet Saturday afternoon at the Moby Arena.
The Air Force Falcons look to keep things rolling with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, Air Force is averaging 64.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Max Yon is averaging 13.4 points and 2.3 assists while Marek Olesinski is averaging 9.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Trevor Lyons is dishing 2.1 assists and Matt Mooney is grabbing two rebounds. The Air Force Falcons have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 66.9 percent from the line and 37.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in five of its last nine games.
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The Colorado State Rams have won four of their last six games and are chasing a MWC title. On the season, CSU is averaging 72.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting. J.J. Avila is averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds while Stanton Kidd is averaging 11.7 points and five rebounds. Daniel Bejarano is the third double-digit scorer and John Gillon is dishing three assists. The Colorado State Rams have five players averaging at least 8.7 points, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, CSU is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 73 or more points in five of its last eight games.
The Falcons are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 19-39-2 ATS in their last 60 games overall. The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Air Force Falcons have been playing well now that they're as healthy as they've been all year. So, while CSU plays lights out on its home court, I like the Falcons to keep this one close with the way they've been playing lately.