NCAA Basketball Picks: Air Force vs. Colorado State Odds: January 26th 2011
Off a home loss to No. 9 BYU and with a road war at Utah on deck, you can bet your last dollar that Colorado State won’t overlook Air Force on Wednesday night. The Falcons visit Moby Arena off a monster 21-point home win over Wyoming and they have CSU’s full attention.
If you want to fade the Flyboys, the perfect place to do it is when they’re on the road. As a guest, AFA is a dismal 8-36 SU and 16-27-1 ATS including a woeful 4-13 SU and ATS in this role matched up against an opponent that scoots in off a straight up loss. Even worse, in conference action entering off two or more pointspread wins, Air Force has crash landed notching a dismal 4-12 SU and 3-13 ATS mark including a stunning 0-8 ATS in this set on the road.
Quietly, Colorado State has been playing some incredible basketball posting a respectable 29-22 SU and 27-18-2 ATS record in its last 51 games. The Rams have enjoyed some tremendous success against Mountain West opponents too during this run notching a strong 14-8 ATS record including a perfect 7-0 SU and ATS in this role priced as a favorite. Also, as a conference host coming in off a straight up home loss, CSU is a reliable 23-12 SU and 21-14 ATS including a stunning 14-5 SU and ATS provided they check in off a blemish of six points or more.
If you want to beat the Rams, you better be able to put some points on the board. CSU is averaging 76.1 points per game and connecting on nearly 50 percent (.497 to be exact) of its shots from the floor. Off the loss inside Moby Arena to the Cougars, the Rams will bounce back nicely here. Take Colorado State. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.