Looking to win big? The Cougars and Lancers face off at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The Lancers are hosting the game at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center in Riverside, CA. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Lancers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 131.5 points.
CHICAGO STATE COUGARS VS CALIFORNIA BAPTIST LANCERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago State Cougars +11.5
This game will be played at Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, December 27th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO STATE COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Lancers.
- Even though we have California Baptist winning straight-up, we like Chicago State at +11.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Chicago State Be The Talk of Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler Events Center?
After losing their most recent game to Wisconsin (80-53), the Cougars enter today’s game with a 7-10 record. If they win today, it would bring their road record to .500, which is currently at 3-4. As of today’s game, Chicago State holds a 6-6-1 record against the spread. In their last ten games, they have gone 3-2 ATS.
So far, Chicago State’s games have averaged 138.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 139.6 points. When analyzing the Cougars’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 131 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2-1.
In their most recent game, the Chicago State offense concluded with only 53 points against Wisconsin. Throughout the game, they made 3/19 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 31.7%. The team’s top scorer is Wesley Cardet Jr., who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.5, while Jahsean Corbett also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 leading up to the game.
At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 145th in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Wisconsin, the Badgers finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 80 points vs. Chicago State.
Will the California Baptist Defense Show Up at Home?
After coming out on top in a close 70-69 game against UC Riverside, California Baptist now holds a 7-4 record. In games played on the road, the Lancers have a 2-1 record, while they are 3-1 when playing at home. Prior to today’s game, California Baptist holds a 2-5 record against the spread. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.
So far, California Baptist’s games have averaged 136.4 points per game with the average over/under line being 137.5 points. The Lancers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 137 points per game.
The Lancers’ offense finished with 70 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 70.4 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Lancers have a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, putting them 288th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 110th in percentage and 189th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Lancers’ defense is nationally ranked 46th, allowing 64.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, California Baptist’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.5% this season.