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Wyoming vs Air Force Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds
Cowboys vs Falcons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wyoming Cowboys at Air Force Falcons
- Where: Colorado Springs at Clune Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 17th
- Betting Odds: Wyoming +3, WYOM +127 | AIRF -155 O/U 132.0
Through 17 games, the Wyoming Cowboys have an overall record of 5-12. On the road, the Cowboys will be playing their 4th game of the season, having gone 0-4. So far, the Cowboys have been the underdog 9 times, going 0-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.
Important to the outcome of the game, is if Hunter Maldonado will be able to suit up for the Cowboys’. Heading into play, Maldonado leads the team at 13.38 points per game. So far, he has an effective field goal percentage of 50.0% while also adding 4.38 rebounds. Even if Hunter Maldonado ends up playing, Wyoming will be counting on Noah Reynolds to continue his solid play for the team. Currently, Reynolds is the Cowboys’ second leading scorer at 14.21 points per game. So far, he has hit 51.0% of his field goal attempts.
On offense, Wyoming is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 43.12% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Air Force Falcons will be looking to pick up their 19th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Falcons have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. The Falcons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Air Force has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1.
Air Force will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jake Heidbreder who is averaging 14.89 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 50.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.11 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: Wyoming Cowboys +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Air Force Falcons are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Wyoming putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Falcons as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Cowboys to cover.