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Chicago State Cougars face Houston Cougars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Chicago State CougarsHouston Cougars
Dec 22, 4:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Chicago State Cougars vs Houston Cougars Odds

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The Houston Cougars will hit the floor running against the visiting Chicago State Cougars Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Houston will face the 3-10 Cougars, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago State vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars sit at No. 171 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 311 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cougars will win this game 82-64.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's No. 29-ranked scoring average of 78.3 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 288 and allowing 72.7 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 45.7% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (41.3% per game).

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 291-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.9 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 33 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State was a 63-60 loser in its last match on the road against Rice. The Cougars endured a 63-60 loss at the hands of the Owls on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Jeremy Robinson at Autry Court.

Last time out for Houston, they were an 85-63 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The battle between the Cougars and Ragin Cajuns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Louisiana-Lafayette was handed an 85-63 defeat on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Prairie View A&M are 2-1
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 0-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Cougars at Cougars trends to consider:
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Chicago State at Ohio State, Saturday, December 29
Houston home to Prairie View A&M, Saturday, December 29

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