Chicago State Cougars vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Sharp Gym Saturday as host Houston Baptist looks to handle the Chicago State Cougars in NCAA hoops action.
The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 0-1 ATS. Chicago State is 1-2 on the totals; Houston Baptist is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 184 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 290 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-61 victory for the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston Baptist's No. 264-ranked offense, averaging 63.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 252 at 69.8 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.2% per game.
Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 316-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.
Chicago State was a 76-69 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah Valley. Jamere Dismukes scored 25 points for Chicago State on Saturday, but the Wolverines managed a 76-69 victory over the Cougars at UCCU Center.
In their last action, Houston Baptist was a 69-58 loser on the road against NJIT. Rob Lewis scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 69-58 to NJIT at Fleisher Center on Saturday).