The Indiana State Sycamores (1-4) and the Air Force Falcons (2-4) clash at Gateway Christian Academy. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Air Force Falcons vs. Indiana State Sycamores Free Preview
In the Falcons’ last matchup, they lost to the Duquesne Dukes, 69-63. Air Force’s Lavelle Scottie put together a good game, leading both teams in scoring with 19 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Duquesne held the Falcons to an offensive rebounding percentage of 9.1 (below their season average of 20.1). Air Force, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.259 vs. 0.111).
The Sycamores will look to maintain momentum after topping the Loyola Marymount Lions in their last game, 72-60. Indiana State was lifted by Jordan Barnes, who was the game’s high scorer with 29 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Indiana State played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic effective field goal percentage of 0.690 (above their season average of 0.480) and a free throw rate of 0.333 (above their season average of 0.264). Loyola Marymount recorded marks of 0.479 and 0.319, respectively, for those same stats.
Second-chance points might be scarce for Indiana State in this showdown. Since the 2018-19 season, the Sycamores rank 319th in offensive rebounding percentage (24.0 percent), while Air Force ranks 22nd in defensive rebounding percentage (75.9 percent).
Air Force Falcons vs. Indiana State Sycamores ATS Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Indiana State, ATS Winner – Indiana State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Sycamores rank 254th in blocks per game (2.3) while the Falcons rank 282nd (1.9).
Air Force ranks 287th in rebounds per game (32.9) while Indiana State ranks 303rd (31.9).
Indiana State ranks 78th in three pointers allowed per game (20.7) while Air Force ranks 302nd (25.8).
The Sycamores rank 142nd in steals per game (6.4) while the Falcons rank 289th (4.7).
Air Force ranks 160th in assists per game (13.4) while Indiana State ranks 274th (11.1).