Betting on today’s Cougars and Ramblers game? Catch the action at Joseph J. Gentile Arena in Chicago, IL, as the Ramblers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 142 points, and the Ramblers are the home favorites against the Cougars in a non-conference matchup.
CHICAGO STATE COUGARS VS LOYOLA CHICAGO RAMBLERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Chicago State Cougars +15.5
This game will be played at Joseph J. Gentile Arena at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, November 28th.
WHY BET THE CHICAGO STATE COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Ramblers.
- Even though we have Loyola Chicago winning straight-up, we like Chicago State at +15.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Does Chicago State Have A Chance at Joseph J. Gentile Arena?
The Cougars come into today’s game with a 2-5 record, having lost their last game against UT Martin (94-71). When playing away, the Cougars are 1-2, and they are 1-3 when playing at home. Chicago State has a sub .500 record vs. the spread, sitting at 2-5. In their previous five games, they have gone 2-3 vs. the spread.
In seven games, Chicago State comes in with an over/under mark of 3-4-0, with their games averaging 139.9 points per game. The Cougars’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 77 points per game.
In their previous game, the Cougars’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 66.4 points per contest. Leading Chicago State in scoring vs. UT Martin was Wesley Cardet Jr. with his 26 points. Kedrick Green also added 15 points for the Cougars.
Currently, the Cougars’ defense holds the 164th rank in the nation, allowing 75.4 points per game. The Chicago State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 94 points and allowed UT Martin to connect on 11 threes.
Is a Home Win Possible for Loyola Chicago?
Loyola Chicago has a 3-3 overall record after six games. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Loyola Chicago has a 3-7 record. Loyola Chicago has a subpar ATS record, sitting at 2-4. Over their past five games, they are 1-4 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through six games, Loyola Chicago has an over/under record of 2-3-1, with their games averaging 144.2 points per game on average. The Ramblers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 68 points per game.
In their previous game, the Ramblers’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.2 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Des Watson, who holds an average of 14.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Braden Norris is averaging 10.3 points per game this season.
In terms of defense, Loyola Chicago is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.5 threes per game vs. Chicago State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 36.6%.