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Chicago State Cougars home to Highlanders in NCAAB betting action

NJIT HighlandersChicago State Cougars
Feb 4, 5:30 PM | Jones Convocation Center

NJIT Highlanders vs Chicago State Cougars Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Chicago State vs NJIT battle Saturday at Jones Convocation Center as the Cougars look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Highlanders will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 0-0 ATS. NJIT is 0-0 on the totals; Chicago State is 0-0.

View NJIT vs Chicago State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 134-rated NJIT taking on the No. 305-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-51 win for the Highlanders on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago State's No. 285 nationally ranked offense (62.7 points per game) against a Highlanders defense that sits as the No. 186 at 67.4 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 38.5% from the field, less than the Highlanders have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).

Defensively, NJIT features the nation's No. 288-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Chicago State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.

NJIT was a 76-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against Colgate. Chris Flores scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Highlanders to a win (they lost 76-73 to Colgate at Fleisher Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Chicago State was a 71-61 loser on the road against North Dakota. Chicago State suffered a 71-61 loss against North Dakota on Saturday, getting 20 points from Lee Fisher in a losing effort at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Next up:
NJIT home to Utah Valley, Thursday, February 9
Chicago State home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Tuesday, February 7