Air Force Falcons at Colorado State Rams Betting Prediction 02/29/20

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The Colorado State Rams (19-11, 10-7 MWC) welcome the Air Force Falcons (11-18, 5-12 MWC) to Moby Arena as the regular season wraps up. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Air Force Falcons vs. Colorado State Rams Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Rams lost to the fifth-ranked San Diego State Aztecs, 66-60, while the Falcons barely escaped the New Mexico Lobos, 60-58.

The Falcons, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.4, had a solid mark of 30.8 and held the Lobos to an effective field goal percentage of 0.438 (below their season average of 0.533). Colorado State, meanwhile, held San Diego State to an offensive rebounding percentage of 21.6 (below their season average of 29.6). Nico Carvacho played a key role for Colorado State with 17 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Ryan Swan had a good game for Air Force, contributing 14 points and 11 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Carvacho led the Rams to a 78-65 win. He notched a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Colorado State had a much better turnover percentage (8.4 vs. 19.8). Air Force, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (24.2 vs. 13.5).

The elite offense of Colorado State will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Air Force. The Rams currently rank 27th in effective field goal percentage (0.540), while the Falcons are 342nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.548). The Rams should have the advantage on that end of the court. Also, put-back points figure to be few and far between for the Falcons. They rank 320th in the country in offensive rebounding percentage at 22.8 percent, while the Rams are 37th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 75.8 percent).

Air Force Falcons vs. Colorado State Rams Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Colorado State, ATS Winner – Colorado State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Colorado State ranks 26th in assists per game (15.3) while Air Force ranks 215th in assists allowed per game (14.0).
  • The Rams rank 142nd in rebounds per game (35.5) while the Falcons rank 242nd (33.0).
  • Colorado State is 37th in the nation with 2.6 blocks allowed per game while Air Force is 52nd with 2.8 blocks allowed per game.
  • The Falcons rank 120th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Rams rank 273rd in three pointers allowed per game (25.4).
  • Colorado State ranks 120th in steals per game (6.6) while Air Force ranks 226th (4.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Falcons’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.2, up from 1.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Rams have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (6.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.4 points per game (0.6 above their season average).