Nevada vs. Air Force - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (7-5) at Nevada Wolf Pack (4-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Lawlor Events Center)
The Line: Nevada Wolf Pack -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons and Nevada Wolf Pack play Saturday afternoon at the Lawlor Events Center.
The Air Force Falcons have won four of their last six games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Air Force is averaging 66.7 points on 47 percent shooting and is allowing 61.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Max Yon is averaging 14.8 points on 53.3 percent shooting and Trevor Lyons is averaging eight points and 2.3 assists. Marek Olesinski is grabbing five rebounds and Matt Mooney is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Air Force Falcons remain one of the top offensive teams in the country, as five players are averaging at least five points and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 38.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Air Force is forcing 12.4 turnovers and has allowed 65 or less points in six of its last seven games. Kamryn Williams is questionable with an injury.
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The Nevada Wolf Pack look for a season-high three straight wins and play for the first time since Sunday. On the season, Nevada is averaging 60.1 points on 37.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.3 points on 37.8 percent shooting. D.J. Fenner is averaging 12.1 points on 39.1 percent shooting and AJ West is averaging 10.8 points and 8.6 rebounds. Marqueze Coleman is the third player averaging double-digit points and Michael Perez is racking up two assists. The Nevada Wolf Pack rely on their defense that’s holding teams to 29.9 percent shooting from deep and has allowed no more than 69 points in six straight games. Offensively is where the team struggles, as Nevada is shooting 70.5 percent from the line and 26.2 percent from downtown.
The Falcons are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Wolf Pack are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
I realy like this Air Force Falcons team, as they're balanced and have one of the better offenses in the country. Considering Air Force has also crushed the spread on the road, take the Falcons in a outright victory.