Chicago State vs. Northwestern Pick
Can Northwestern pick up a lopsided win when the Wildcats take on Chicago State tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Northwestern is heavily favored in tonight’s game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -27 points against Chicago State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 145.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois and will air live on FS1.
Northwestern is coming off a 74-69 loss at Purdue eight days ago and the Wildcats are now 5-4 on the season. They have alternated wins and losses over their last eight games. Northwestern is just 2-5 against the spread on the year. The Wildcats average 71.8 points per game on offense while giving up 70.7 per game. Scottie Lindsey is leading the team with 16.2 points and 4 rebounds per game. Bryant McIntosh is adding 14.3 points and 5.7 assists per game.
Chicago State is coming off an 82-50 loss at Oakland for its sixth straight loss. The Cougars are now 2-10 on the season while posting 1-0 record against the spread. Chicago State is averaging just 62.3 points per game this season while allowing 90.3 per contest. Fred Sims Jr. is the clear leader of the team with 16.1 points per game while Deionte Simmons is adding 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per contest.
Northwestern has 10 straight meetings with Chicago State. Only the last two have been lined and they have split those games at the betting window. Chicago State hasn’t been able to put up much of a fight against anyone. If Northwestern can’t handle itself in this game, the Wildcats have bigger problems than they realize. The public betting is slightly with Chicago State and the points, but I think Northwestern does what it needs to to cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: NORTHWESTERN -27