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Fresno State vs. Air Force - 2/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Air Force at Fresno State
Date & Time Wednesday February 20, 2019, 10:00 PM (EST)
Location
Save Mart Center
Fresno, California
The Line
The Line: Fresno State -15.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5
TV Channel
AT&T Sportsnet
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The Air Force Falcons and Fresno State Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Save Mart Center.

The Air Force Falcons could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Air Force Falcons are averaging 66.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Lavelle Scottie is averaging 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds while Ryan Swan is averaging 12.2 points and 1.8 assists. Chris Joyce is dishing 1.6 assists and A.J. Walker is grabbing 1.6 rebounds. The Air Force Falcons are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Air Force Falcons are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Air Force Falcons have lost eight of their last nine road games.

The Fresno State Bulldogs look for another win after winning five of their last six games. The Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 76 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Braxton Huggins is averaging 19 points and 4.5 rebounds while Deshon Taylor is averaging 16.5 points and 4.4 assists. Nate Grimes is the third double-digit scorer and New Williams is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Fresno State Bulldogs are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Fresno State Bulldogs are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Fresno State Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 13 home games.

The Falcons are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games following a ATS loss, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mountain West and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mountain West and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Falcons are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Fresno St and 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Bulldogs last 8 home games. The under is 15-7 in Bulldogs last 22 vs. Mountain West.

The Air Force Falcons continue to have offensive issues and are losing by an average of 12.2 points in their last five games and 13 points on the road. The Fresno State Bulldogs haven't been great at covering at home this season, but they're 15-8-1 ATS overall this season and are currently playing some of their best ball of the season where they're shooting 46.5 percent from the field in their last five games. I usually don't love laying big numbers like this, but Air Force doesn't have the offensive firepower to hang in games against above-average teams. I'll lay the chalk with Fresno State.

Pick:
Fresno State -15.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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