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San Jose State Expected to Secure Five-Point Victory against Air Force in Struggling Matchup

The Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, California will host an exciting college betting matchup on Tuesday in the Mountain West Conference. This will be the second meeting between Air Force Academy and San Jose State this season, with San Jose State previously winning by a score of 70-67. San Jose State is currently favored to win this game with a point spread of -3.

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  • Moneyline: Falcons +130 | Spartans -151
  • Spread: Falcons +3 (-110) | Spartans -3 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 135 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that San Jose St. will win straight-up is 60%.

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Air Force Falcons

The Air Force Academy Falcons recently suffered a 68-66 loss to Fresno State, marking their fifth consecutive loss and bringing their conference record to 1-10. The team currently holds a 8-15 overall record and a 7-16-0 ATS record. In terms of rankings, the Falcons are considered a middle-of-the-pack team, ranking 217th according to Bart Torvik and 229th in the KenPom rankings. Offensively, Air Force is ranked 313th in power rankings, scoring an average of 68.09 points per game. They have a field goal percentage of 45.93% and a free throw percentage of 67.85%. The team excels in three-point shooting, ranking 22nd in the nation with a percentage of 37.90%. Defensively, the Falcons struggle, allowing opponents to shoot 45.72% from the field, 73.43% from the free throw line, and 37.34% from beyond the arc. They average 29.73 rebounds per game, including 6.1 rebounds per game from Rytis Petraitis, who also contributes an average of 14.8 points per game. Despite their offensive strengths, the Falcons struggle to shut down opponents and have difficulty in areas such as opponent field goal percentage and opponent three-point shooting.

San Jose St. Spartans Analysis

The San Jose State Spartans suffered a significant defeat against Colorado State, marking their seventh consecutive loss. With a record of 8-16 and 1-10 in the conference, the Spartans have also struggled to perform at home. Ranked at 201st in Bart Torvik's rankings and 225th in the KenPom rankings, San Jose State's performance has not been impressive. They have struggled in both offensive and defensive categories, ranking 201st in points per 100 possessions and 284th in points allowed per 100 possessions. In their recent game, the Spartans had a poor shooting performance, particularly in the second half where they shot just 32.1% and only made 3 out of 7 free throws. The team's shooting percentages throughout the season have been subpar, with a 303rd ranking in free-throw percentage and 152nd in field-goal percentage. Defensively, the Spartans have also struggled, ranking 338th in opponent field-goal percentage and 356th in opponent three-point shooting. In the recent game against Colorado State, Alvaro Cardenas led the team with 12 points, while Trey Anderson contributed 11 points. Myron Amey, who typically leads the team in scoring, underperformed with only seven points. Overall, San Jose State's performance has been lackluster, with a power ranking of 326 and rankings of 249th for offense and 254th for defense. They have a challenging matchup ahead with Air Force, who has had recent success against them. This season, the Spartans have struggled with shooting percentages, three-point shooting, rebounding, and turnovers. Defensively, they have struggled to defend field goals and three-pointers, but have performed better in defensive rebounds and turnovers.

San Jose State Expected to Secure Five-Point Victory against Air Force in Struggling Matchup

The outcome of the upcoming game is certain as both teams are currently struggling and hold a 1-10 record in the conference. Notably, San Jose State has consistently outperformed Air Force in their previous encounters, emerging victorious in the last three matchups, including a three-point win on January 13. The Spartans have also excelled when playing against the Falcons on their home turf, triumphing in four out of the last five meetings and consistently meeting the spread in their favor. Throughout the course of their recent history, San Jose State has achieved an impressive 8-2-0 against the spread in games against Air Force. It is worth highlighting that both teams have deficiencies in their defensive abilities, rebounding skills, and free-throw shooting accuracy. However, what sets San Jose State apart is their seven additional shots per game, which ultimately position them to secure a five-point victory in this contest.

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