Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Air Force Falcons - 3/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (13-15) at Fresno State Bulldogs (14-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons end the regular season when they go on the road to face the Fresno State Bulldogs on Wednesday.
USA TODAY Sports
The Air Force Falcons have seen their chance a winning season go by the wayside with defeats in two of three and barring a strong run in the Mountain West playoffs their season will be ending soon. The Falcons are coming off of a 74-60 defeat against visiting Utah State where the Aggies took a nine point lead by the intermission and never let AFA come back. USU sank shots at 48% with Air Force countering at 40% and staying close with 12 more looks at the basket. An 18-6 advantage at the line was decisive for the Aggies with most other areas close. Hayden Graham was the go to scorer with 16 points and 12 rebounds with Max Yon netting 13 points. Zach Kocur and Trevor Lyons contributed eleven and nine points but the offense needed more punch.
The Fresno State Bulldogs have two games remaining in the regular season and a sweep would give the team a winning record. If the Bulldogs could squeeze out a win in the Mountain West playoffs the CBI or CIT could come knocking and the Bulldogs have taken positive steps with back to back wins capped off by a 59-55 win against visiting New Mexico. Fresno State burned the nets at 52% with the Lobos hitting at 41.5% with eleven more looks keeping the game competitive with the home team totaling a few more free throws and threes to win. Marvelle Harris led three double digit scorers with14 points while Alex Davis and Paul Watson scoring ten points apiece with Watson snagging a team high 12 rebounds. Julien Lewis chipped in with eight points with the slow pace preventing more scoring.
The Falcons are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 games following a double-digit loss at home and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss. Air Force are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Bulldogs are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Fresno State are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games following a S.U. win and 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. I think the Bulldogs could snag a postseason berth so they have something to play for…