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Northern Colorado vs Air Force 12/20/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Air Force Falcons (8-4) vs. Northern Colorado Bears (5-6)
December 20, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northern Colorado Bears -1.5 / Air Force Falcons +1.5; Over/Under: +142
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The Air Force Falcons and Northern Colorado Bears meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bank of Colorado Arena. The Air Force Falcons look for their ninth win. The Northern Colorado Bears look to get to a .500 record.

The Air Force Falcons are averaging 70.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 61.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Jake Heidbreder is averaging 15.6 points and 3.3 rebounds, while Camden Vander Zwaag is averaging 10.5 points and 2 assists. Corbin Green is the third double-digit scorer and Ethan Taylor is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Air Force Falcons are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Air Force Falcons are allowing 25.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game.

The Northern Colorado Bears are averaging 71.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Dalton Knecht is averaging 17.9 points and 1.4 assists, while Daylen Kountz is averaging 17.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Matt Johnson II is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Shaw is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Northern Colorado Bears are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Colorado Bears are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.6 rebounds per game.

The Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bears are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Falcons last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bears last 5 overall.

This line is a little strange when you consider the Air Force Falcons have been comfortably the better team through 12 games, and they head into this game hot. Air Force is winning its last 5 games by an average of 16.8 points while shooting 51.6 percent from the field. The Northern Colorado Bears haven’t been great up to this point, and that includes losing at home by an average of 3 points. It feels like we’re getting a free bucket with the better team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Air Force Falcons +1.5

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