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WAC Tournament - NCAA Basketball betting line favors Roadrunners over Cougars

CS Bakersfield RoadrunnersChicago State Cougars
12-18March 13, 2014, 09:00 | Orleans Arena13-18

The Chicago State Cougars will be trying to slam the CS Bakersfield Roadrunners on Thursday when the teams tip off at Orleans Arena in college betting action.

The Roadrunners will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 1-2 ATS. CS Bakersfield is 1-2 against the total, while Chicago State is 0-3 versus the number.View CS Bakersfield Roadrunners vs Chicago State Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Cougars in this one found them listed as 2-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Roadrunners was expected to move the line.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 345-rated Cougars and the No. 260-ranked Roadrunners, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

CS Bakersfield was a 64-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah Valley. CS Bakersfield suffered a 64-55 loss against Utah Valley on Friday, getting 18 points from Issiah Grayson in a losing effort at UCCU Center.

Chicago State was a 67-53 winner in its last match at home against Seattle. The Cougars grabbed a 67-53 win over the Redhawks on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Nate Duhon at Jones Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago State's No. 158 nationally ranked offense (70 points per game) against a Roadrunners defense that sits as the No. 108 at 68.6 PPG. The Cougars have been averaging 41.97% from the field, less than the Roadrunners have managed so far this season (43.91% on average).

A few Roadrunners at Cougars trends to consider:
CS Bakersfield is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games