Planning on watching today’s Cougars and Dukes game? Catch the action at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Dukes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 133 points, with Duquesne being favored by -12.5 over Chicago State.

CHICAGO STATE COUGARS VS DUQUESNE DUKES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Duquesne Dukes -12.5

This game will be played at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE DUQUESNE DUKES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-65 in favor of the Dukes.
  • Not only will Duquesne pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can Chicago State Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Chicago State has won two straight games and is 11-15 overall this season. The Cougars are 7-13 as the underdog and have gone 5-9 on the road, compared to 4-6 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.1 points per game.

Most recently, the Cougars beat Stetson by a score of 77-70. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 4-6, and their record on the road this season is 2-3.

Chicago State has been a solid bet vs. the spread this season, going 12-11-1. They have been even better on the road, posting an 8-6 mark vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars are 6-4 vs. the spread.

Chicago State’s over/under record for the season is 11-12-1 and today’s line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (138.8). This year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 166 points and their over/under record in their last five games is 3-0.

In their latest game, Chicago State offense put up 77 points against Stetson. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.6% and made 4 threes. Wesley Cardet Jr. led the scoring for the Cougars, contributing 29 points. Additionally, Jahsean Corbett chipped in with 25 points.

So far, the Cougars’ defense is ranked 112nd in the country at 69.5 points per contest. Against Stetson, the Cougars’ defense gave up 70 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Stetson only made 8 free-throws.

Will the Dukes Win at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse?

Through 19 games, Duquesne has a record of 11-8. They have won two consecutive games and are 2-5 in Atlantic 10 action. At home, the Dukes are 9-3, compared to 1-5 on the road. Duquesne has been favored in 13 of their 19 games, going 9-4 in those contests.

Coming off a win over Fordham, the Dukes have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games at home. For the season, Duquesne has an average scoring margin of +6.2 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Duquesne has an ATS record of 5-8 this season and they have gone 3-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. Their overall ATS mark for the year is 7-11.

Today’s over/under line of 133 for Duquesne’s game against Chicago State is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (145.5). So far, their over/under record is 5-13. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points.

In their most recent game, the Dukes’ offense tallied 68 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 72.4 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Jimmy Clark III, who holds an average of 15.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Dae Dae Grant is averaging 17.6 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Duquesne defense is giving up an average of 67.6 points per contest. So far, the Duquesne defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.6 times per game (552nd).