The Colorado Buffaloes (5-0) are off to a hot start and will try to stay unbeaten when they go head-to-head with the Air Force Falcons (3-1) at Coors Events Center. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 144.5 points with Colorado opening as a 13-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 26, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Air Force Falcons at Colorado Buffaloes Betting Preview
The last time the Falcons played, they fell to the Pacific Tigers, 83-71. Lavelle Scottie put together a good performance for Air Force, leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting. Pacific did a great job of converting from the free throw line (26-36; 72.2 percent). Air Force, on the other hand, forced the Tigers into a turnover percentage of 19.3 (above their season average of 15.1).
The Buffaloes will look to keep it rolling after topping the Mercer Bears in their last contest, 79-70. With 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting, George King was the games high scorer. Colorado played a nearly flawless game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.460 (above their season average of 0.266) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.7 (above their season average of 29.8). For those same stats, Mercer put up marks of 0.214 and 32.3, respectively.
The productive offense of Colorado will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Air Force. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Buffaloes rank 85th in offensive efficiency, while the Falcons are 271st in defensive efficiency. The Buffaloes should have the edge on that end of the court.
The Falcons have had records of 15-22 straight up (SU) and 14-14-1 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Air Force games have had a slight tendency to finish under the projected point total since last season (51.7 percent).
The Buffaloes have had a respectable 24-14 SU record since last season, but have had difficulty covering the spread (15-23 ATS). Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Colorado games over that same time frame with 20 unders compared to 18 overs.
The Buffaloes won the sole game against the Falcons last season, 75-68. Colorados effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over Air Force. The Buffaloes had a rate of 0.640 while the Falcons posted a mark of 0.426.
Air Force Falcons vs. Colorado Buffaloes Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Colorado, ATS Winner – Air Force, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Falcons rank 163rd in steals per game (6.1) while the Buffaloes rank 259th (5.0).
- Colorado averages 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 76th in the nation. Air Force ranks 114th in rebounds allowed per game (34.2).
- Colorado ranks 69th in blocks per game (4.1) while Air Force ranks 285th (1.8).
- The Buffaloes rank 80th in assists allowed per game (12.1) while the Falcons rank 270th (15.1).
- Colorado averages 20.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 185th in the nation. Air Force ranks 315th in three pointers allowed per game (26.1).