Looking to win big? The Spartans and Falcons face off at 9:30 ET on MWN. The Falcons are hosting the game at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO. The over/under for this Mountain West conference contest is set at 132.5 points, with the Falcons being the favored team playing at home against the Spartans.
SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS VS AIR FORCE FALCONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Air Force Falcons -1
This game will be played at Clune Arena at 9:30 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE AIR FORCE FALCONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Falcons.
- Not only will Air Force pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
No Pressure for San Jose State as Away Dogs
San Jose State enters this game against Air Force as a slight underdog, as they are getting one point on the road. So far this season, the Spartans have gone 7-9, including a 0-3 mark in Mountain West play. Over their last three games, they have gone 0-3, and their record on the road this season is 1-5.
In their last game, the Spartans lost to San Diego State by a score of 81-78. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 3-7, and their average scoring margin on the road is -3.0 points per game. This season, San Jose State has been the underdog in eight of their 16 games, going 2-6 in those contests.
San Jose State has a .500 record vs. the spread this season at 7-7. Their ATS mark on the road is 3-3 and they are 5-3 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Spartans have gone 6-4.
San Jose State’s over/under record this season is 11-3 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (136.8), and their games have finished with more points than today’s line in 12 of 16 games. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 151 points.
The San Jose State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. San Diego State. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 9 threes. Myron Amey Jr. is leading the team in scoring at 15.3 points per contest. Alvaro Cardenas Torre has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.1 going into the game.
So far, the Spartans’ defense is ranked 185th in the country at 72.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. San Diego State, the Aztecs finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 81 points vs. San Jose State.
Can Air Force Lock in a Home Win?
At home this season, Air Force has gone 4-5, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6. The Falcons’ average scoring margin at home this season is -0.9 points per game. Air Force is favored in this game by one point, and they have gone 6-3 this season when favored.
So far this season, the Falcons have gone 7-7, and they have lost their last five games. In their most recent game, they lost to Nevada by a score of 67-54. This season, Air Force has gone 0-2 in conference games and 7-5 in non-conference games.
As the favorite this season, Air Force is just 3-6 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Falcons are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this season, Air Force has gone just 2-7 vs. the spread.
Air Force games have an over/under record of 8-6 this season, including a 2-1 mark in their last three games. So far, their games have averaged 134.2 points per game, which matches the average over/under line in their games this year. Over their last five games, the average scoring total is 143 points.
In their latest game, Air Force offense put up 54 points against Nevada. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.3% and made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Falcons have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 176th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 155th in percentage and 118th in three-pointers made.
The Falcons’ defense is presently ranked 78th nationally, allowing an average of 66.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Air Force’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 35.1% this season.