Air Force at Colorado State: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Air Force at Colorado State: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado State Rams (15-4) vs Air Force Falcons (5-18)

Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moby Arena)

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The Air Force Falcons will travel to Moby Arena to take on the Colorado State Rams (15-4) this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Air Force Falcons (5-18) will look to avoid a 2-game sweep at the hands of the Colorado State Rams after the Falcons were defeated by the Rams by a 72-49 margin this past Saturday night. Air Force had no answers on either end of the court for Colorado State and could not fight back after the Rams took a 55-41 lead with 7:35 left in regulation. Air Force shot 41.5% from the field and 23.8% from beyond the arc while Colorado State shot 61.0% from the field and 40.9% from beyond the arc. Air Force won the turnover battle by a 20-17 margin, however, lost the rebounding battle by a 31-15 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Falcons was A.J. Walker (13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) while the Rams were led by David Roddy (19 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists).

On the season, Air Force is averaging 59.7 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field. The Falcons are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 34.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Air Force has been led by A.J. Walker (15.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.7 spg), Chris Joyce (10.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg), Nikc Jackson (8.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.7 apg), & Ameka Akaya (6.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.2 apg).

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Defensively, Air Force is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 50.0% shooting from the field. The Falcons have a rebound margin of -10.9 and a turnover margin of -0.4.

On the season, Colorado State is averaging 75.1 ppg on 48.6% shooting from the field. The Rams are averaging 9.1 three-pointers per game on 38.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Colorado State has been led by David Roddy (16.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.6 apg), Isaiah Stevens (15.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.3 spg), Kendle Moore (10.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 spg), & Adam Thistlewood (9.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg).

Defensively, Colorado State is holding their opponents to an average of 65.5 ppg on 41.3% shooting from the field. The Rams have a rebound margin of 1.9 and a turnover margin of -0.5.

The Falcons are 11-25-1 ATS in their last 37 games overall and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points. The Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.

Air Force is one of the worst teams in College Basketball as they Falcons have really struggled on both ends of the court as the Flacons come into this game ranked 336th in scoring offense & 337th in defensive FG%. Colorado State has the talent to make a run at the Mountain West Championship and between the fact that the Rams are 8-1 at home and come into this game ranked 85th in scoring offense & 58th in scoring defense, I think the Rams blowout the Falcons for the 2nd straight game and cover this large home spread. Good Luck!

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