Air Force vs. Utah State - 3/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Utah State Aggies (14-13) at Air Force Falcons (14-15)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Clune Arena)
The Line: Air Force Falcons +4 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons and the Utah State Aggies face off on Tuesday in Mountain West Conference college basketball action.
The Air Force Falcons are 14-15 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Air Force is averaging 66 points per game and they are shooting 41.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Hayden Graham leads the Falcons averaging 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Trevor Lyons is averaging 12.7 points, Zach Kocur is averaging 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Zach Moer is averaging 8.9 points. Air Force is 12-4 at home and 5-11 in MWC play.
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The Utah State Aggies are 14-13 this season and they are coming off of a win over San Jose State that ended a two game losing skid. Utah State is averaging 72.1 points per game and they are shooting 44.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.3 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Chris Smith leads the Aggies averaging 14.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Jalen Moore is averaging 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds, Shane Rector is averaging 9.0 points, and Lew Evans is averaging 8.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. Utah State is 4-8 on the road and 6-10 in the MWC.
Air Force is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 4-0 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record. Utah State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, 36-14-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record.
I don’t love this game but I will take my chances with Utah State on the road.