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Cougars vs Falcons College Hoops Game Preview

Chicago State CougarsAir Force Falcons
Jan 6, 9:00 PM | Clune Arena

Chicago State Cougars vs Air Force Falcons Odds


The Air Force Falcons will hit the floor running against the visiting Chicago State Cougars Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Air Force will face the 0-14 Cougars, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Falcons are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago State vs Air Force Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 182-ranked Falcons and the No. 338-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-40 win for the Falcons on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Air Force's No. 230-ranked scoring average of 65.7 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 343 and allowing 86.2 PPG. The Falcons FG% has averaged 46% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (37.7% per game).

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.9 points per game. Air Force, meanwhile, comes in at No. 222 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State was an 86-58 loser in its last match on the road against Ball State. Chicago State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Ball State and falling by an 86-58 score at Worthen Arena.

Air Force was an 83-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Johnson & Wales. The Falcons blew out Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 83-53 win at Clune Arena.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-Pan American are 5-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Cougars at Falcons trends to consider:
Air Force is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Air Force is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Chicago State at San Diego State, Tuesday, January 10
Air Force home to Texas-Pan American, Monday, January 9