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Chicago State Cougars vs Owls College Hoops Game Preview

Chicago State CougarsRice Owls
Dec 19, 8:00 PM | Autry Court

Chicago State Cougars vs Rice Owls Odds

3-9TEAM RECORD2-7

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Chicago State when they take on the Rice Owls on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

Rice will face the 3-9 Cougars, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 1-0 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago State vs Rice Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 311-rated Chicago State taking on the No. 340-rated Owls in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 59-58 win for the Cougars on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 242 in NCAA hoops at 33.6 per game. Contrast that with Rice’s No. 332 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rice is the No. 118-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Chicago State rates No. 63 at 7.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Chicago State owns the country's No. 313-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Rice, on the other hand, rates No. 319 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago State, they were an 87-77 loser as they battled Oregon State on the road. Chicago State got 18 points from Nate Duhon but lost anyway, 87-77, to Oregon State on Sunday at Gill Coliseum.

Rice lost its last outing, a 58-51 result against Hartford on December 15. Rice got 18 points from Tamir Jackson but lost anyway, 58-51, to Hartford on Saturday at Autry Court.

Rice Owls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing TCU are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cougars at Owls trends to consider:
Rice is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Rice is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Chicago State at Houston, Saturday, December 22
Rice home to TCU, Saturday, December 22

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