The Air Force Falcons (10-16, 4-10 MWC) can put an end to a six-game road losing streak when they take on the Fresno State Bulldogs (9-17, 5-10 MWC) at Save Mart Center. Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
Air Force Falcons at Fresno State Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Falcons defeated the San Jose State Spartans in their last outing, 95-86. Ryan Swan led Air Force in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Air Force dominated every stat category in the game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 27.3 (above their season average of 22.0) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.611 (above their season average of 0.534). For those same stats, San Jose State was 15.8 and 0.548, respectively.
In the Bulldogs’ last outing, they were beaten by the Utah State Aggies, 71-59. With 11 points and 10 rebounds, Fresno State’s Nate Grimes put together a solid game. Utah State held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.2 (below their season average of 31.3). Fresno State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.3 vs. 14.4).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Bulldogs won 79-68. The Bulldogs dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.259 and a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 31.3. For those same stats, the Falcons had marks of 0.153 and 25.7, respectively. Grimes was a standout player in the game, producing 21 points and nine rebounds.
Air Force figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Falcons rank 78th in offensive efficiency, while Fresno State ranks 280th in defensive efficiency.
Air Force at Fresno State Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Air Force, ATS Winner – Air Force, O/U – Under
The Bulldogs are 38th in the country with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while the Falcons are 41st with 2.7 blocks allowed per game.
Fresno State averages 27.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 22nd in the NCAA. Air Force ranks 292nd in three pointers allowed per game (27.3).
The Bulldogs rank 83rd in rebounds per game (37.3) while the Falcons rank 259th (32.7).
Air Force averages 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 51st in the country. Fresno State ranks 113th in assists allowed per game (12.2).
The Bulldogs’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 2.4, up from 0.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Falcons have scored an average of 69.6 points per game (4.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 83.2 points per game (8.2 above their season average).