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Chicago State Cougars take on Sioux in college basketball test

Chicago State CougarsNorth Dakota Sioux
Jan 28, 3:00 PM | Betty Engelstad Sioux Center

Chicago State Cougars vs North Dakota Sioux Odds


The visiting Cougars hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center against the North Dakota Sioux.

The Sioux are 9-10 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 2-18 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Dakota go 0-1 and the Cougars go 0-0 on the totals.

View Chicago State vs North Dakota Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Sioux - Cougars odds would favor the Sioux if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota is rated No. 240 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago State is at No. 311. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-51 win for the Sioux.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Dakota's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.4 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 341 at 82.2 PPG. The Sioux field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Chicago State owns the country's No. 338-rated mark, allowing 83.8 points per game on the highway. North Dakota, on the other hand, rates No. 108 in scoring at home.

Chicago State lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against Utah Valley on January 26. Chicago State got 18 points from Ardarius Simmons but lost anyway, 65-56, to Utah Valley on Thursday at UCCU Center.

North Dakota was an 80-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against NJIT. Jamal Webb scored 16 points leading the Sioux to an 80-63 victory over NJIT at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Thursday.

Next up:
Chicago State home to NJIT, Saturday, February 4
North Dakota at Houston Baptist, Thursday, February 2