Where: Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
When: Saturday, January 12, 4:00 PM. ET.
The Air Force Falcons will be trying to snap a three-game losing streak when they take on the San Diego State Aztecs on Saturday afternoon.
Aztecs Going For Second Consecutive Win
The Aztecs have played well in recent weeks, winning four of their last six games. They will be going for their second win in a row and fifth win in their last seven games when they face the Falcons on Saturday afternoon.
Highlights from tonight's win over Wyoming ⬇ pic.twitter.com/W9fakNcs3z
— Aztec M. Basketball (@Aztec_MBB) January 9, 2019
San Diego State has played well offensively, averaging 76.5 points per game. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range.
Devin Watson leads the team with 15.7 points and 5.4 assists per game. Jalen McDaniels is averaging 15.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, while Matt Mitchell averages 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
The Aztecs have been solid on the defensive end, holding opponents to 70.5 points per game. They held Wyoming to 54 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to beat the Falcons on Saturday.
Falcons Looking for First Conference Win Of Season
The Falcons have struggled since the beginning of conference play, losing their first three Mountain West games. They will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak and pick up their first conference win of the season when they face the Aztecs on Saturday.
Air Force Falls At Colorado State https://t.co/ZQND7sBozn
— Air Force Men's Hoops (@AF_MBB) January 9, 2019
Air Force has struggled offensively this season, averaging 66 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
Lavelle Scottie leads the way with 13.2 points and five rebounds per game. Ryan Swan is averaging 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, while Chris Joyce is averaging 6.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
The Falcons have played better on the defensive end, holding opponents to 71.8 points per game. They gave up 87 points to Colorado State in their last game and will need to play better to beat the Aztecs on Saturday.
Air Force is:
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games.
San Diego State is:
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Falcons have played well against the spread, winning five of their last six games following a straight up loss and 11 of their last 16 home games. The Aztecs have struggled against the spread, losing four of their last five games following an ATS win and five of their last seven games.
Prediction: Air Force Falcons
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone over in San Diego State’s last four conference games and in the team’s last six games following an ATS win. The total has also gone over in four of Air Force’s last five games against Mountain West opponents and in five of the team’s last seven home games against teams with losing road records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Aztecs will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Falcons in the first half of their last three games, averaging 31.3 points per game while the Falcons average 29.7 points per game.
Prediction: San Diego State Aztecs
Half-Time Total Bet
The Falcons and Aztecs are averaging 61 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will fall short of the first half total in this game if they maintain their current offensive pace.