First year head coach Jeff Reynolds will have his work cut out for him and the basketball betting odds on Air Force may be high. College basketball betting lines experts see that Tim Anderson is back but he doesn’t have much help. Anderson averaged 9.1 points per game and 3.5 rebounds according to college basketball betting lines experts.
Three other seniors, Adam Hood, Eric Kenzik and Keith Maren, are on the roster this season, but each of them enters the campaign with less career games played than Anderson started last season. Adam Hood played in 16 games last season and averaged 2.4 points per game according to basketball betting stats. Matt Holland, a 6-6 forward, and Anwar Johnson, a 6-5 guard, also return for the '07-08 season according to college basketball betting lines stats. Holland played in 18 games last year and averaged 1.2 points per game according to college basketball betting line stats. Johnson, meanwhile, averaged 1.8 points per game in 32 contests as a sophomore and shot 50 percent (23-46) from the field according to college basketball betting lines stats.
Half of the sophomore class saw action last season as freshmen according to college basketball betting lines stats. Avery Merriex, a 6-2 guard, and Grant Parker, a 6-7 forward/center, each played nine games in '06-07 according to college basketball betting lines stats. Merriex averaged one point per game according to basketball betting stats while Parker scored at a 1.7 per-game clip according to basketball betting numbers. Air Force welcomes six freshmen to the team this season according to college basketball betting lines experts. Derek Brooks, a 6-5 forward from Nathalie, Va., averaged 12.5 points per game and blocked a team-high 23 shots last season at the USAFA Prep School according to college basketball betting lines stats. He was the team MVP and a first-team all-district selection as a senior at Halifax County High School according to college basketball betting lines experts. Phillip Brown comes to the Academy from Eagles Landing Christian Academy in Atlanta, Ga., where he was a three-time all-region selection and named county player of the year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Tyler Burke joins the team after a stellar career at Warsaw (Mo.) High School. Tom Fow, meanwhile, was the 4A state player of the year in Arizona as a senior, leading Notre Dame Prep to a 27-5 record and the 4A state championship.Overall, Air Force is very young and without a lot of talent. They will struggle on most nights versus the college basketball betting lines.