Chicago State Cougars vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Cougars of Chicago State hit the hard court against the Wolverines of Utah Valley.
Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 8-20 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 13-16 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 1-0, while the Cougars have a 1-2 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 220-ranked Wolverines and the No. 274-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-62 win for the Wolverines on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Utah Valley's No. 188-ranked offense, averaging 67.2 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 249 at 69.5 PPG. The Wolverines field goal percentage has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Chicago State owns the country's No. 316-rated mark, allowing 76.4 points per game on the highway. Utah Valley, on the other hand, rates No. 82 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Chicago State, they were a 58-50 loser as they battled Eastern Illinois at home. Chicago State got 18 points from Nate Duhon but lost anyway, 58-50, to Eastern Illinois on Tuesday at Jones Convocation Center.
Utah Valley was a 63-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Dakota State. Utah Valley got 25 points from Ben Aird on the way to a 63-56 loss against North Dakota State on Tuesday at Bison Sports Arena.
Chicago State at Houston Baptist, Saturday, March 9
Utah Valley home to CS Bakersfield, Saturday, March 9