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NCAA hoops odds preview - Chicago State vs. Utah Valley

Chicago State CougarsUtah Valley Wolverines
Jan 26, 9:05 PM | UCCU Center

Chicago State Cougars vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds

2-17TEAM RECORD11-10

The Wolverines will be trying to slam the Chicago State Cougars on Thursday when the teams tip off at UCCU Center in college betting action.

Supporters of the Cougars have watched them go 2-17 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 11-10 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 0-0, while the Cougars have a 0-0 mark.

View Chicago State vs Utah Valley Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolverines rated this week at No. 114 and the Cougars sitting at No. 311. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-50 result in favor of the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Utah Valley's No. 179-ranked scoring average of 68 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 341 and allowing 83.1 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 42.1% to date this season, more than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (38.9% per game).

Defensively, Chicago State features the nation's No. 340-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.2 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 112 nationally in scoring at home.

Chicago State was a 98-95 winner in their most recent outing at home against Houston Baptist. Chicago State got 22 points and 13 rebounds from Jeremy Robinson en route to a 98-95 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday at Jones Convocation Center.

In their last action, Utah Valley was a 72-64 winner at home against North Dakota. The Wolverines grabbed a 72-64 win over the Sioux on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Alfonzo Hubbard at UCCU Center.

Next up:
Chicago State at North Dakota, Saturday, January 28
Utah Valley home to NJIT, Saturday, January 28