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San Jose State vs Air Force 1/25/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Air Force Falcons (9-8) vs. San Jose State Spartans (7-10)
January 25, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose State Spartans +1.5 / Air Force Falcons -1.5; Over/Under: 124.5
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The Air Force Falcons will travel to the Provident Credit Union Event Center to take on the San Jose State Spartans this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.

The Air Force Falcons dropped to 9-8 on the season after being defeated by the Colorado State Rams, 73-53, this past Saturday. Air Force had no answers on either end of the court for Colorado State and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 31-17 margin. Air Force shot just 33.3% from the field & 34.6% from beyond the arc while allowing Colorado State to shoot 57.4% from the field & 35.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Falcons was Jake Heidbreder who had 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals.

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On the season, Air Force is averaging 59.5 ppg on44.8% shooting from the field. The Falcons are averaging 8.2 three-pointers per game on 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Air Force has been led by A.J. Walker (15.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 spg), Ethan Taylor (9.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.6 spg), Jake Heidbreder (9.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.6 apg), & Nikc Jackson (6.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.3 apg).

Defensively, Air Force is holding their opponents to an average of 61.8 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field. The Falcons have a rebound margin of -4.4 and a turnover margin of -1.7.

The San Jose State Spartans lost their 5th straight game and dropped to 7-10 on the season after being defeated by the UNLV Rebels, 70-62, this past Saturday. San Jose State struggled on the offensive end against UNLV and the Spartans could not fight all the way back after the Rebels took a 64-52 lead with 4:04 left in regulation. San Jose State shot 34.5% from the field & 29.7% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Spartans was Trey Anderson who had 19 points, 9 rebounds, & 3 assists.

On the season, San Jose State is averaging 68.4 ppg on 43.2% shooting from the field. The Spartans are averaging 10.1 three-pointers per game on 37.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, San Jose State has been led by Omari Moore (13.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.3 bpg), Trey Anderson (10.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg), Trey Smith (9.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.1 apg), & Tibet Gorener (8.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Defensively, San Jose State is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Spartans have a rebound margin of -3.8 and a turnover margin of -2.2.

The Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. San Jose State. The Spartans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games & 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. Air Force.

Air Force has been led by their defense which ranks 26th in scoring defense, however, the offense has struggled to put up a lot of points and come into this game ranked just 344th in scoring offense. San Jose State has struggled on both ends of the court this season and come into this game ranked 259th in scoring offense, 247th in scoring defense, & 287th in defensive FG%.

San Jose State has had plenty of success at home against Air Force, however, the Spartans just haven’t looked good at all as of late and lost their last two home games to Colorado State & UNLV by a combined 61 points. Air Force has done a nice job slowing down games and giving opposing offenses some trouble and as I think the A.J. Walker & Ethan Taylor will find some success a poor San Jose State defense, I’m taking Air Force and the points. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
San Jose State Spartans +1.5

Brett Nault

Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05

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