Air Force vs. Utah State - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (17-10) at Air Force Falcons (13-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Clune Arena)
The Line: Air Force Falcons PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Utah State Aggies and Air Force Falcons play Saturday afternoon at the Clune Arena.
The Utah State Aggies look to stay hot with five straight wins. On the season, Utah State is averaging 66.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and is allowing 62.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Jalen Moore is averaging 15.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while David Collette is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Chris Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Perkins is dishing 3.4 assists. The Utah State Aggies have four players averaging at least 9.9 points, and they’re shooting 65.9 percent from the line and 40.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Utah State is allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Air Force Falcons have won five of their last eight and play their last home game. On the season, Air Force is averaging 65.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Max Yon is averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 assists while Marek Olesinski is averaging 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Trevor Lyons is dishing 2.1 assists and Zach Kocur is shooting 52.1 percent from the field. The Air Force Falcons have many players averaging at last seven points, and they’re shooting 66.5 percent from the line and 38.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Air Force is allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in three of its last six games.
The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
In a pick em game, I'm taking Air Force at home. Last home games usually give that team the edge due to the seniors wanting to go out on top. I like the Falcons here.