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Chicago State Cougars host Idaho Vandals in college basketball action

Idaho VandalsChicago State Cougars
12-17March 06, 2014, 08:05 | Jones Convocation Center12-17

A key college battle sees the visiting Idaho Vandals travelling to Chicago State Thursday to take on the Cougars.

The Vandals will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 1-2 ATS. Idaho is 2-2 against the total, while Chicago State is 0-3 versus the number.

View Idaho Vandals vs Chicago State Cougars Odds and Stats.

The Cougars sit at No. 345 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vandals sit at No. 128 on the same chart.

Idaho lost its last outing, a 76-68 result against Seattle on March 1. The Vandals got 18 points from Stephen Madison, but it was Seattle that prevailed in a 76-68 final on Saturday at KeyArena.

In their last action, Chicago State was an 84-74 loser on the road against Grand Canyon. Quinton Pippen scored 27 points for Chicago State on Saturday, but the Antelopes managed an 84-74 victory over the Cougars at Antelope Gynasium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago State's No. 166-ranked offense, averaging 69.9 PPG, against a Vandals defense that ranks No. 222 at 74.62 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 41.81% so far, less than the Vandals marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.47% per game.

A few Vandals at Cougars trends to consider:
Idaho is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Idaho at UMKC, Saturday, March 8th
Chicago State at Seattle, Saturday, March 8th