Fresno State vs. Air Force - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Air Force Falcons (10-16) at Fresno State Bulldogs (9-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Save Mart Center)
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -7.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Air Force Falcons (10-16, 4-10 CONF) and the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-17, 5-10 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 19th for a Mountain West conference matchup at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. The game will be played at 10:00 PM eastern time.
Air Force is coming off a much-needed 95-86 home win over San Jose State in their last game. That victory snapped a seven-game losing streak for Air Force, as their last win before that was on Jan 15th. Fresno State is coming off a 71-59 home loss to Utah State in their last game. Fresno State has lost three of its last five games overall.
Air Force scores 74.3 points per game on 46% FG shooting this season. The Falcons’ leading scorer is F Lavelle Scottie who scores 15.6 PPG. Air Force allows 75.0 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -.7 scoring differential so far this season. Air Force also earns 32.7 rebounds, 14.7 assists, 1.6 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game.
Fresno State scores 69.0 points per game on 41.7% FG shooting. The Bulldogs’ leading scorer is F Orlando Robinson who averages 12.8 PPG. Fresno State gives up 69.1 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -.1 point differential so far this season. Fresno State also earns 37.3 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 3.7 blocks, and 5.0 steals per game.
Air Force is 10-15 ATS this season and 2-8 ATS in their last ten games. Air Force is also 4-6 ATS on the road so far this season. Fresno State is 9-15-1 ATS this season and 3-7 ATS in their last ten games. Fresno State is also 2-8-1 ATS at home so far this season. In the first meeting between these two teams this season, Fresno State won 79-68 at Air Force.
Both of these teams have struggled on defense recently, and there is no way I can lay that many points with a Fresno State team that has not been impressive. I cannot take Air Force on the road either, so I will side with the over 144.5 in this one, as I see both of these teams eclipsing 75 points.