The Chicago State Cougars (4-24, 0-13 WAC) will travel to Swinney Recreation Center to clash with the Kansas City Roos (14-14, 6-7 WAC) in their home finale. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Chicago State Cougars at Kansas City Roos Odds Preview
In the Cougars’ last contest, they were blown out by the California Baptist Lancers, 95-53. Chicago State’s Solomon Hunt had a good game, leading the team in scoring with 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting. California Baptist’s turnover percentage was their largest strength over Chicago State. The Lancers had a rate of 9.1 (better than their season average of 15.7), while the Cougars posted a mark of 18.3 (above the 13.9 mark opponents have averaged against California Baptist this season).
The Roos hope to keep it rolling after defeating the California Baptist Lancers in their last outing, 69-63. Kansas City received a boost from Javan White, who finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Kansas City’s 0.559 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over California Baptist, who had a rate of 0.395. The Roos’ mark was above their season average of 0.520, while the Lancers’ was below their season average of 0.532.
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Kansas City figures to have a noteworthy advantage. The sharp-shooting Roos offense ranks 77th in the nation in that metric at 0.522, while the Chicago State defense is ranked 347th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.559). Additionally, the Cougars rank 352nd in turnover percentage (25.3 percent), while the Roos rank 44th in opponents’ turnover percentage (22.1 percent).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Roos won 69-51. The Roos dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 18.8 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.543. For those same stats, the Cougars recorded marks of 27.8 and 0.421, respectively. Rob Whitfield scored a game-high 21 points.
Chicago State Cougars at Kansas City Roos Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Kansas City, ATS Winner – Kansas City, O/U – Over
Kansas City ranks 18th in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while Chicago State ranks 204th (22.9).
The Roos have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Kansas City has defeated opponents by an average of 3.0 points.
During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 53.4 points per game (6.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.2 points per game (3.8 below their season average).