Against the Spread Pick
A Mountain West Conference clash between two teams in nightmarish form will take place on Tuesday, when the Air Force Falcons entertain the Fresno State Bulldogs. Fresno State appears to be further away from turning things around, at least as long as second-leading scorer Nate Grimes is out (suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team). Grimes, a power forward, is averaging 12.2 ppg while leading the Bulldogs in rebounding–by a lot–at 9.5 rpg. Air Force has watched Lavelle Scottie score above his season average of 15.5 ppg in four of the past five contests. Fresno State is 1-4 ATS in its last five overall. The Falcons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six at home against opponents with losing road records. Go with AIR FORCE.
Over Under Pick
Fresno State did not score a whole lot of points even with Grimes, so now it is significantly challenged at that end of the floor. Nobody on the squad is averaging more than 12.9 ppg. Air Force scored 47 points during last week’s loss to Utah State. The under is 5-0 in the Bulldogs’ last five against opponents with losing records and 5-2 in their last seven following a loss. It is also 4-1 in the Falcons’ last five against opponents with losing records. Take the UNDER.