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Chicago State Cougars vs Northwestern Prediction 12/13/2023

The Chicago State Cougars (3-9) travel to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats (7-1) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston and televised on BTN. Northwestern is coming off a win in their previous game, while Chicago State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Delaware State. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Chicago State Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats

The Chicago State Cougars Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Chicago State Cougars, who have a 3-9 record, will be playing against Northwestern. In their previous five road games, including last year, the Cougars are 1-4. Chicago State has a subpar ATS record, currently sitting at 4-5-1, which is below .500. In their last five games, they are 2-3 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Chicago State has an over/under record of 5-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 139.4 points per game so far. When looking at the Cougars’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 130 points per game.

The Northwestern Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Northwestern is heading into their 9th game of the year with a 7-1 record. On the road, they are 0-1, while at home they are 6-0. As Northwestern gets ready to face Chicago State, their ATS record stands at 3-3-1. Over their last five games, the team has been solid vs. the spread at 4-1.

Northwestern comes in with an over/under record of 3-4-0 through eight games, with their games averaging a combined 140.6 points per game so far. The Wildcats’ have recorded an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 161 points per game.

Chicago State Offense Breakdown

The Chicago State offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Delaware State. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.4% and connected on 8 threes. Wesley Cardet Jr. is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 17.4 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jahsean Corbett brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

Wesley Cardet Jr. (G) 17.4 5.0 2.4
Jahsean Corbett (G) 13.0 6.8 1.5
Brent Davis (G) 9.7 3.3 0.9

Northwestern Offense Breakdown

Northwestern is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 92 points versus Purdue. This output is higher than their season-average of 75.9 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Boo Buie, who holds an average of 18.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brooks Barnhizer is averaging 14.1 points per game this season.

Boo Buie (G) 18.4 3.4 4.6
Brooks Barnhizer (G) 14.1 7.9 3.0
Ryan Langborg (G) 13.0 3.0 2.4

Chicago State Team Defense

In terms of defense, Chicago State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Chicago State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 47.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.

Northwestern Team Defense

At present, the Wildcats’ defense is nationally ranked 65th, allowing 65.9 points per game. Against Purdue in their most recent game, the Northwestern defense gave up a total of 88 points while allowing Purdue to hit 47% of their shots.

Cougars vs Wildcats Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Cougars have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 62 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Northwestern has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 61 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Chicago State has an ATS mark of 3-2 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 4-5-1.

Cougars vs Wildcats Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Wildcats vs. Wildcats game, we suggest taking the Wildcats at -24.5. Even though our predictions have the Wildcats winning 78-66, we see the Cougars as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 132.5, and our model projects the Cougars and Wildcats to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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