The Fresno State Bulldogs (11-18, 7-11 MWC) clash against the Air Force Falcons (11-19, 5-13 MWC) in the Mountain West Conference Tournament at Thomas & Mack Center. The game is scheduled to get underway at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
Air Force Falcons vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Prediction
The Falcons are trying to rebound after their 87-74 loss to the Colorado State Rams in their last game. Colorado State’s 0.308 free throw rate was their largest strength over Air Force, who had a rate of 0.193. The Rams’ mark was above their season average of 0.264, while the Falcons’ was below their season average of 0.268. Ryan Swan put together a solid performance for Air Force, recording 12 points and 10 rebounds.
In the Bulldogs’ previous outing, they beat the Wyoming Cowboys, 63-55. The Bulldogs knocked down 17 of their 24 free throws (70.8 percent) and held the Cowboys to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.1 (below the 27.0 mark opponents have averaged against Fresno State this season). With nine points and 14 rebounds, Nate Grimes played well for Fresno State.
Air Force figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Falcons currently rank 96th in offensive efficiency, while Fresno State ranks 276th in defensive efficiency.
Air Force Falcons vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Free Pick
Basketball Tip: ATS Winner – Fresno State, O/U – Over
Fresno State ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (27.6) while Air Force ranks 290th in three pointers allowed per game (27.3).
The Bulldogs rank 78th in rebounds per game (37.4) while the Falcons rank 257th (32.9).
Fresno State ranks 75th in blocks per game (3.7) while Air Force ranks 227th (1.4).
The Falcons rank 43rd in assists per game (14.8) while the Bulldogs rank 176th (12.3).
The Falcons’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.4, up from 1.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 68.8 points per game (0.1 above their season average).