Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Cougars and Hatters. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Hatters at Edmunds Center in DeLand, FL. Get ready to place your bets! This non-conference matchup has an over/under of 138 points, and the Hatters are favored to win at home vs. the Cougars.

CHICAGO STATE COUGARS VS STETSON HATTERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Stetson Hatters -10

This game will be played at Edmunds Center at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 15th.

WHY BET THE STETSON HATTERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 80-64 in favor of the Hatters.
  • Not only will Stetson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will Chicago State Shock Everyone at Edmunds Center?

Chicago State is coming off a win against Fairleigh Dickinson, and they are 8-15 overall this season. They have gone 6-13 as the underdog, and their average scoring margin on the road is -9.3 points per game.

So far, they have gone 4-9 on the road, and they are 1-4 in their last five road games. For the year, they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games away from home.

Chicago State has an ATS record of 11-11-1 this season and they are 7-6 ATS on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Chicago State this season is 10-12-1, and today’s line of 138 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this season of 138.8. So far, 13 of their games have finished with less than 138 points, including their last five games which have averaged 132 points per game. Over their last three games, their OU record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Chicago State offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Fairleigh Dickinson. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.2%, and they made 12 threes. Noble Crawford led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, AJ Neal contributed 14 points for the Cougars.

On defense, Chicago State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.6 points per game. Chicago State’s three-point defense is currently 72nd in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.0% of their shots vs. Chicago State.

Can Stetson Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Stetson has been excellent at home this season, going 5-0, and they have won their last five games at home. For the season, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 9.8 points per game at home.

Overall, Stetson is 11-7, including an 8-6 mark in non-conference games. They have gone 3-1 in Atlantic Sun action, and they are coming off an 84-66 win over Queens (NC).

When looking at Stetson’s ATS record this season, they are 9-6 overall and 4-1 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hatters have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Stetson’s over/under record for the season is 5-9-1, and today’s line of 138 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (145.7). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points, which is lower than the OU line of 145.7 in their games this year.

The Stetson offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against Queens (NC). They posted a field goal percentage of 50.8% and connected on 9 threes. The top scorer for the Hatters was Jalen Blackmon with 19 points, while Stephan D.Swenson also added 16 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Hatters’ defense is nationally ranked 128th, allowing 70.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Queens (NC), the Royals finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 66 points vs. Stetson.