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Chicago State Cougars take on Redbirds in NCAA basketball test

Chicago State CougarsIllinois State Redbirds
3-4December 04, 2013, 08:05 | Redbird Arena3-4

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Chicago State when they take on the Illinois State Redbirds on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Redbirds are 3-4 overall and 3-4 ATS, while the Cougars are 3-4 and 0-1 ATS. As for the totals, Illinois State boasts a 4-2 on the OU, and Chicago State is 0-1.

View Chicago State Cougars vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Redbirds rated this week at No. 193 and the Cougars sitting at No. 325.

Chicago State won its last outing, an 88-84 result against Southern Illinois on November 30. Chicago State earned an 88-84 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday, getting 17 points from Quinton Pippen at Jones Convocation Center.

Last time out for Illinois State, they were a 90-76 winner as they battled San Francisco on the road. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. The Redbirds got 15 points from Zach Lofton as Illinois State ran past San Francisco 90-76 on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois State has the nation's No. 168-rated offensive output, at 72.43 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 224 allowing on average 77.71 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 40.39% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.11% per game.

A few Cougars at Redbirds trends to consider:
Chicago State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Illinois State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chicago State home to Wisc-Parkside, Saturday, December 7th
Illinois State at Dayton, Saturday, December 7th