Houston Baptist Huskies vs Chicago State Cougars Odds
Jones Convocation Center will host Chicago State Cougars vs. Houston Baptist Huskies action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Huskies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 2-1 ATS. Houston Baptist is 0-1 on the totals; Chicago State is 1-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cougars at No. 284 and the Huskies at No. 198 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 63-62 result in favor of the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago State has the nation's No. 247-rated offensive output, at 64.7 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 185 allowing on average 66.8 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.5% per game.
Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 169-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Chicago State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.
Houston Baptist was a 62-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against NJIT. Houston Baptist got 18 points from Art Bernardi en route to a 62-61 victory over NJIT on Friday at Jones Convocation Center.
Chicago State was a 63-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Pan American. The Cougars grabbed a 63-55 win over the Broncs on Friday, behind a 13-point effort from Nate Duhon at Jones Convocation Center.