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Chicago State Cougars take on Fighting Illini in college basketball test

Chicago State CougarsIllinois Fighting Illini
Nov 27, 1:00 PM | University of Illinois Assembly Hall

Chicago State Cougars vs Illinois Fighting Illini Odds


Chicago State travels to Illinois on Sunday, hoping to boost its 0-5 record with a victory over the Fighting Illini.

The Fighting Illini sport records of 5-0 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cougars have 0-5 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-3 for the Fighting Illini and 0-0 for the Cougars.

View Chicago State vs Illinois Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Illini at No. 342 and the Cougars at No. 292 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-45 result in favor of the Fighting Illini.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 271 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.8 per game. That compares with Illinois’s No. 120 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Illinois is college basketball's No. 246-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 297 with 4.4 per game.

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 330-rated defense on the road, allowing 87.8 points per game. Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 231 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State was a 73-57 loser in its last match on the road against Southern Illinois. The Cougars endured a 73-57 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Friday, despite a 15-point effort from Jeremy Robinson at SIU Arena.

Illinois was a 63-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Illinois State. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as favorites. Illinois State suffered a 63-59 loss against Illinois on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Jackie Carmichael in a losing effort at Moon Palace Resort.

Illinois Fighting Illini Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Maryland are 5-2
After playing Illinois State are 2-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Cougars at Fighting Illini trends to consider:
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Illinois is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago State at Illinois State, Wednesday, November 30
Illinois at Maryland, Tuesday, November 29