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Northwestern Wildcats Favored by -24 Point Spread Against the Chicago State Cougars on Sunday

The Northwestern Wildcats will hit the floor running against the away Chicago State Cougars Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northwestern Wildcats betting line opened as -24-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Chicago State Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Northwestern Wildcats are 7-1 overall and 3-3-2 ATS, while the Chicago State Cougars are 3-7 and 3-0 ATS. As for the betting totals, Northwestern boasts a 4-4 on the OU, and Chicago State is 0-3.

The Northwestern Wildcats sit at No. 251 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago State Cougars sit at No. 289 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Northwestern's No. 79-ranked scoring average of 78.62 PPG, against a Chicago State Cougars defense rated No. 218 and allowing 76.2 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats FG% has averaged 48.28% to date this season, more than the Chicago State Cougars shooters have managed so far (42.25% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago State got 14 points from Kieran Woods but lost anyway, 71-53, to Valparaiso on Friday at Jones Convocation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern
  • Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
  • Northwestern is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago State
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago State

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago State at Minnesota, Wednesday, December 16th
Northwestern at Miss Valley State, Tuesday, December 15th

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