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SIU Edwardsville Cougars visit Chicago State Cougars in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

SIU Edwardsville CougarsChicago State Cougars
2-8December 16, 2013, 08:05 | Jones Convocation Center4-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville hit the hard court against the Cougars of Chicago State.

The Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 0-0 ATS. SIU Edwardsville is 5-3 on the totals; Chicago State is 0-2.

View SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Chicago State Cougars Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 326 (Cougars) and the No. 337 (Cougars) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 95-75 loser on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars were hammered by IUPU Fort Wayne on Saturday, losing by a 95-75 final at Memorial Coliseum in college basketball betting action.

Chicago State lost its last outing, a 77-70 result against DePaul on December 15. They covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. The Cougars endured a 77-70 loss at the hands of the Blue Demons on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Quinton Pippen at Allstate Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago State's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 72.4 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 250 and allowing 81.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 42.47% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (45.31% per game).

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Southern Illinois, Monday, December 23rd
Chicago State at Cincinnati, Monday, December 23rd