San Diego State vs. Air Force - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Air Force Falcons (12-19) at San Diego State Aztecs (28-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm (Thomas & Mack Center)
The Line: San Diego State Aztecs -17 -- Over/Under:
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Air Force Falcons and San Diego State Aztecs meet Thursday in the college basketball MWC Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The Air Force Falcons look for another victory after beating Fresno Stat on Wednesday. The Air Force Falcons are averaging 73.4 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Lavelle Scottie is averaging 15.8 points and 2.1 assists while Ryan Swan is averaging 12.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. A.J. Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Morris is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Air Force Falcons are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Air Force Falcons are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game. The Air Force Falcons have lost eight of their last nine non-home games.
The San Diego State Aztecs enter this tournament winning 10 of their last 11 games. The San Diego State Aztecs are averaging 76 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 58.4 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Malachi Flynn is averaging 16.4 points and 4.1 rebounds while Matt Mitchell is averaging 12.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Yanni Wetzell is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Schakel is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The San Diego State Aztecs are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Diego State Aztecs are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The San Diego State Aztecs haven’t lost a non-home game this season.
Will update with trends once they're released.
This is a lot of points to give up in a tournament game, but the Air Force Falcons playaed yesterday, so now have to play one of the top teams in the country on tired legs. The Air Force Falcons are also just 1-4 against the spread this season as a double-digit underdog. The San Diego State Aztecs are 18-10 against the spread on the season and 13-1 agaisnt the spread when playing off their home court. I almost have no choice but to lay the massive number based on the trends.