San Jose State vs. Air Force - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Air Force Falcons (6-10) at San Jose State Spartans (3-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm (The Event Center)
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Mountain West college basketball action on Saturday evening, as the Air Force Falcons battle the San Jose State Spartans.
The Air Force Falcons will be looking to bounce back after falling in each of their first 4 conference matchups, including an 81-76 loss to UNLV last time out. Lavelle Scottie led the team with 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting with 4 threes and 6 rebounds, while Ryan Swan came 2nd with 16 points and a team-high 8 rebounds with a pair of steals. Frank Toohey chipped in 11 points to round out the trio of Falcons to score in double figures in the winning effort while Trevor Lyons added 7 points and a team-high 5 assists. Scottie leads the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game while Lyons leads the way with 4.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season. As a team, Air Force is scoring 68.6 points per game on 42.3% shooting from the field, 32% from behind the arc and 74.5% from the foul line this season.
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The San Jose State Spartans will also be looking for their first conference win of the year after losing their first 5 games to start conference play, including an 85-49 rout at the hands of San Diego State in their last outing. Keith Fisher III led the team with 14 points with 7 rebounds, while Jaycee Hillsman added 10 points as the only other Spartan to finish in double figures scoring in the losing effort. Ryan Welage added 8 points to match his team-high 8 rebounds, but still leads the team in scoring with 17.8 points per game this season. Fisher III leads the team in rebounding with 5.9 rebounds per game this season and Isaiah Nichols leads the team in assists with 1.9 helpers per game this year. As a team, San Jose State is scoring 64.6 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field, 35.5% from behind the arc and 69% from the foul line this season.
Air Force is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing home record. San Jose State is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference matchups and 22-45-2 ATS in their last 69 home games while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 games following a loss. Air. Force is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
Normally I’d say I’d rather watch a game than bet it, but this is one ugly game that I personally won’t watch or bet. However, for the sake of a pick, With this line being so low, it’s essentially a pick ‘em, and San Jose State has had Air Force’s number in this matchup as of late, so I’ll take the point with the Spartans at home to pick up their first conference win of the year.