Utah Valley Wolverines vs Chicago State Cougars Odds
The visiting Utah Valley Wolverines hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Jones Convocation Center against the Chicago State Cougars.
The Cougars currently sports a 6-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Wolverines are 9-11 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cougars produce a 1-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Wolverines have gone 1-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 294-rated Utah Valley taking on the No. 268-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-62 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago State's No. 243-ranked scoring average of 64.8 PPG, against a Wolverines defense rated No. 267 and allowing 70.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 39.2% to date this season, less than the Wolverines shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).
Defensively, Utah Valley features the nation's No. 221-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Chicago State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 129 nationally in scoring at home.
Utah Valley was a 62-60 loser in its last match on the road against Texas-Pan American. The Wolverines endured a 62-60 loss at the hands of the Broncs on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Holton Hunsaker at UTPA Fieldhouse.
Chicago State was a 66-63 loser in its last match at home against Loyola of Chicago. The Cougars endured a 66-63 loss at the hands of the Ramblers on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Jeremy Robinson at Jones Convocation Center.
Utah Valley home to Peru State, Monday, January 28
Chicago State at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, February 2