Fresno State at Air Force 1/11/17 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Fresno State Bulldogs vs. Air Force Falcons
NCAAB: 9:00 PM EST
Jan. 11, 2017
Latest Odds : AF -1
Last time out Fresno State coach Rodney Terry got ejected as the Bulldogs dropped a 69-62 game to lowly San Jose State. Fresno hopes for better luck this time against Mountain West Conference opponent Air Force.
Fresno has struggled at the free throw line (62.6 pct.) and that's led to a poor offensive efficiency (175th in the nation) and an attack that musters only 74.1 ppg (176th). Karachi Edo scores 14 ppg and hauls down 7.6 rpg. Paul Watson chips in 13.6 ppg and snags 5.2 rebounds. Jaron Hopkins adds 12.4 ppg and 5.4 rpg. The Bulldogs, who won the MWC last season, are 113th in defensive efficiency, allowing 69.9 ppg (131st). They are trying to improve to 3-2 in the MWC.
Air Force got smashed by Colorado State 85-58 in their last matchup, hitting only 5 of 19 from 3-point range. For the most part, however, the Falcons have shot the ball well from the perimeter, knocking down 41 percent of 3-pointers. They score 76.2 ppg and are 134th in offensive efficiency. Jacob Van scores 12 ppg and pulls down 3.2 rebounds. Hayden Graham adds 11.2 ppg and 5.1 rpg. Frank Toohey contributes 11.2 ppg and 4.1 rpg. Zach Kocur adds 10.6 ppg and 4.5 rpg. Air Force has been susceptible on the defensive end, especially inside the arc, getting outmuscled by opponents. Teams are hitting 55 percent of 2-pointers and Air Force is allowing 73.7 ppg (228th) and are 278th in the nation in defensive efficiency.
Recent Betting Trends:
Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Over is 6-1 in Bulldogs last 7 games following a ATS loss.
Over is 5-1 in Falcons last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points.
Free Betting Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs +1
For bettors no team in College Basketball has been as good as this Fresno team that is 9-2 ATS on the year and 5-1 ATS in last 6 games. Like for Bulldogs to keep the good trends going with outright win at struggling Air Force team. Final Score Prediction, Fresno State Bulldogs win and cover ATS 78-74.