The Nevada Wolf Pack (13-10, 6-5 MWC) welcome the Air Force Falcons (9-13, 3-7 MWC) to Lawlor Events Center as they attempt to continue their five-game home winning streak. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Air Force Falcons at Nevada Wolf Pack ATS Prediction
In the Falcons’ last matchup, they were topped by the Fresno State Bulldogs, 79-68. One of Fresno State’s biggest advantages was their ability to convert at the free throw line. They were 15-16 (93.8 percent), while the Falcons were just 9-10 (90.0 percent). Sid Tomes was Air Force’s high scorer with 16 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
The Wolf Pack fell to the Boise State Broncos in their last matchup, 73-64. One of Boise State’s largest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They had 26 free throw attempts, while Nevada had just seven. Jalen Harris had a good game for Nevada, leading both teams in scoring with 30 points on 12-for-23 shooting.
This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. Harris scored a game-high 31 points in the first matchup, in which the Wolf Pack topped the Falcons 100-85. He also had six rebounds. The Wolf Pack had a better offensive rebounding percentage (19.2 vs. 14.3) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.689 vs. 0.536).
Nevada could put on a ball-control clinic in this meeting. Nevada ranks 42nd in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.9 percent), while Air Force forces the 32nd-fewest turnovers (17.0 percent). Additionally, the Falcons rank 14th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.295), while the Wolf Pack rank 310th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.278).
Air Force vs. Nevada Odds Pick
Free College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Nevada, O/U – Under
Nevada ranks 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.0) while Air Force ranks 281st in three pointers allowed per game (27.0).
The Wolf Pack rank 83rd in rebounds per game (37.5) while the Falcons rank 256th (32.6).
Nevada averages 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 58th in the nation. Air Force ranks 200th in assists allowed per game (14.3).
The Wolf Pack rank fifth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while the Falcons rank 104th (6.3).
Nevada ranks 24th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Air Force ranks 47th (2.7).
The Falcons have been outscored by an average of 10.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Air Force has defeated opponents by an average of 1.9 points.
During their last five games, the Wolf Pack have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (2.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.8 points per game (3.7 above their season average).