The Air Force Falcons will head on the road to battle the Denver Pioneers in non-conference play Saturday afternoon from the Magness Arena. The Falcons were tagged with a 100-85 home loss to Nevada in their latest tilt, and the Pioneers are coming off a 72-67 home loss to New Mexico State. Air Force posted a 73-65 win against Denver last season
Air Force Squanders Season High 100 Points
The Air Force Falcons have only won four of their first ten games due to awful defensive play. The Falcons had a two-game winning streak thwarted in a rough 100-85 home loss to Nevada on Saturday in a tilt that had them as 2.5 point dogs.
Lavelle Scottie has been the Falcons biggest offensive threat, and he has accumulated a combined 42 points in his last two games. The senior forward is only shooting 42.2% but he attempts a ton of shots. Scottie is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. A.J. Walker is locked in, netting at least 20 points in two straight games and he has collected 12 rebounds in that span. The sophomore guard has lifted his season average to 12.9 points on 48.4% shooting. Ryan Swan has logged double-digits in points in three out of his last four games. The senior center is third in team scoring with 11.1 points.
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The Falcons are ranked 204th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and stand 2-1 on the road which included a win against Wyoming. Air Force is scoring an average of 72.8 points, ranking them 169th overall. They are allowing an average of 74.2 points, placing them 291st in DI.
Denver Tagged with Second Straight Loss
The Denver Pioneers will look to avoid their third straight defeat in this one. They lost to UCLA followed by a 72-67 home loss to New Mexico State in their previous game in a tilt that had the Pioneers labeled as 12 point dogs.
Watch for Ade Murkey in this one. The senior guard is red-hot, registering at least 17 points in three straight games which included 22 points in Tuesday’s defeat. Murkey features an average of 13.6 PPG on 48% shooting. Jase Townsend accumulated a season-best 29 points in Tuesday’s loss. The sophomore guard has connected on over 50% of his shots in two out of his last three games, and he is now averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Robert Jones has scored seven or fewer points in three straight games. The freshman forward is third in team scoring with 7.8 PPG.
The Pioneers are pegged down at 312th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings, and they are 3-1 on their home court. Denver is struggling offensively and they are only averaging 62.7 points on the season, placing them down at 324th in all of DI. The Pioneers are conceding an average of 71 points, pegging them 232nd overall.
The Air Force Falcons are:
- 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Denver Pioneers are:
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up loss.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games against a team with a losing road record.