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Falcons open as college hoops underdog vs Wolf Pack

Air Force Falcons Nevada Wolf Pack
9-10 February 01, 2014, 06:05 | Lawlor Events Center 11-10



The visiting Air Force Falcons hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Lawlor Events Center against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Nevada will face the 9-10 Falcons, who own a 10-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wolf Pack are 12-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Falcons are 6-7 favoring the OVER.

View Air Force Falcons vs Nevada Wolf Pack Odds and Stats.

The Wolf Pack were listed as -9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 127-rated Wolf Pack and the No. 96-ranked Falcons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Air Force lost its last outing, a 69-58 result against Boise State on January 29. They covered in that game as a 16-point underdog. Air Force got 15 points from Max Yon but lost anyway, 69-58, to Boise State on Wednesday at Taco Bell Arena.

Nevada was a 76-67 winner in its last match at home against Colorado State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Wolf Pack got 18 points from Deonte Burton as Nevada ran past Colorado State 76-67 on Wednesday at Lawlor Events Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Falcons rank No. 225 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.53 per game. That compares with Nevada’s No. 160 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nevada is college basketball's No. 97-ranked team at 6.57 per game, while the Falcons rate No. 39 with 7.79 per game.

A few Falcons at Wolf Pack trends to consider:
Air Force is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Air Force is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 6 games
Air Force is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Nevada is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Nevada is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nevada's last 6 games
Nevada is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Air Force home to Fresno State, Wednesday, February 5th
Nevada at Utah State, Wednesday, February 5th