Check out our free Air Force vs Fresno State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Fresno. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Air Force vs Fresno State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Falcons vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Air Force Falcons at Fresno State Bulldogs
  • Where: Fresno at Save Mart Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: Air Force +3.5, AIRF +144 | FREST -178 O/U 122.0

Falcons Preview:

Through 17 games, the Air Force Falcons have an overall record of 10-7. On the road, the Falcons will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Falcons have been the underdog 9 times, going 3-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Air Force will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Heidbreder who is averaging 15.76 points per game for the Falcons. Heidbreder is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Falcons’ offensive game plan is the play of Rytis Petraitis who has hit 53.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.41 points per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Air Force this season, as they are currently ranked 466th in college basketball at 59.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Falcons’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.3%, placing them 291st in the NCAA.

Bulldogs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Air Force, the Fresno State Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 6-10. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 4-2. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Fresno State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3.

Isaih Moore comes into today’s game as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer at 12.12 points per contest. Not only has Moore been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Fresno State’s top rebounder at 7.88 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Jemarl Baker, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Bulldogs’ will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Jemarl Baker points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Fresno State this season, as they are currently ranked 395th in college basketball at 64.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.3%, placing them 353rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Fresno State Bulldogs -3.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Fresno State Bulldogs to pick up the win and cover the spread as -3.5 point betting favorites. Although Fresno State as a team is just 249th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Falcons’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Bulldogs to come out on top and cover.

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