The Aggies and Falcons are set to face off at 4:00 ET on MWN. The Falcons will host the game at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, CO. The Aggies are the favored team in this Mountain West conference contest against the Falcons. The game’s over/under currently sits at 136.5 points.
UTAH STATE AGGIES VS AIR FORCE FALCONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Air Force Falcons +7.5
This game will be played at Clune Arena at 4:00 ET on Tuesday, January 2nd.
WHY BET THE AIR FORCE FALCONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Falcons.
- Not only will Air Force pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Aggies Win in Colorado Springs?
The Utah State Aggies have a 12-1 record overall, including a 7-3 record in their last ten road games. As of today, Utah State has a 6-5 ATS record. Over their last five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.
Through 13 games, Utah State has an over/under record of 7-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 147.7 points per game so far. When analyzing the Aggies’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 148 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Utah State’s offense scored 80 points against East Tennessee State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.3%, and they went 24/36 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Great Osobor, who holds an average of 17.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ian Martinez is averaging 12.8 points per game this season.
At present, the Aggies’ defense is nationally ranked 61st, allowing 65.7 points per game. Utah State’s three-point defense is currently 30th in the country at 5.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.4% of their shots vs. Utah State.
Can the Air Force Offense Score Enough at Home?
Currently, the Falcons have a 7-5 record, with their most recent game being a loss to Northern Colorado (83-79). So far this season, the Falcons have a 3-1 record on the road and a 4-4 record at home. When it comes to ATS, Air Force is sitting below the .500 mark with a 4-8 record. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they are 1-4 vs. the spread.
Air Force’s games have, on average, featured 134.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-5-0. Their average over/under line is currently 134 points so far. In the Falcons’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 140 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-1.
Air Force is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 79 points vs. Northern Colorado. This figure is more than their season average of 69.2 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Ethan Taylor, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.8, while Beau Becker also maintains a PPG average of 15.8 leading up to the game.
Currently, the Falcons’ defense holds the 52nd rank in the nation, allowing 65.0 points per game. Air Force’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Northern Colorado offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 83 points.