Check out our free Colorado State vs Air Force pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Colorado Springs. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Colorado State vs Air Force Pick & Preview: Tuesday, February 7th Betting Odds
Rams vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Colorado State Rams at Air Force Falcons
- Where: Colorado Springs at Clune Arena
- Date: Tuesday, February 7th
- Betting Odds: Colorado State +1, COLST -105 | AIRF -118 O/U 133.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the Colorado State Rams are in the middle of a 5 game losing streak and have an overall record of 10-14. So far, the Rams have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. For the season, Colorado State has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 3-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rams being +1 point underdogs.
Colorado State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer John Tonje who is averaging 13.46 points per game for the Rams. Tonje 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 Rams’ offensive game plan is the play of Isaiah Stevens who has hit 47.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 18.76 points per game.
On offense, Colorado State comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 598th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Rams’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.7 points per game. So far, 38.91% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.8%.
The Air Force Falcons head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 12-12. Currently, the Falcons have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 9-6. The Falcons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Air Force has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1.
Air Force will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Heidbreder who is averaging 14.08 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 50.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.08 points per game.
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.
Free Spread Prediction: Air Force Falcons -1
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Air Force Falcons to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Air Force as a team is just 255th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Rams’ defense. In addition, the Falcons have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 5-3-2 (last 10). At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Falcons to come out on top and cover.