The Chicago State Cougars are aiming to score their first road win of the season, though they’ll have to face off against the Illinois State Redbirds today. Chicago State is coming off a 63-52 defeat against Southern Illinois as heavy underdogs. Meanwhile, Illinois State is heading into this game after a 83-69 loss to Ball State as the underdogs. To nobody’s surprise, the Redbirds are 7-0 in seven games against the Cougars.
If we are being completely honest, Chicago State isn’t playing well at the moment and are heading into this one on a three-game losing streak. Today they’ll be trying to snap their losing streak with a win over the Redbirds, which would give them their second win over the last five games.
The Cougars are averaging 67.1 points per game. In their last outing, they scored 52 points, making just 27.5% of their field goals and 37.5% of their shots at the three-point line. Wesley Cardet Jr. led the team, scoring 14 points and 5 rebounds. Meanwhile, Brent Davis finished the game with 11 points and 5 rebounds of his own, while Jahsean Corbett contributed 6 points and 6 rebounds.
Now looking at the other side, Illinois State had its three-game winning streak snapped by the Cardinals in their last match. Now they’ll be looking to bounce back from the defeat with a victory over the Cougars, which would give them their fourth win in their last five games. This season so far, the Redbirds are averaging 68 PPG.
In their last game, Malachi Poindexter led Illinois State with a lowly 14 points and 6 rebounds. Kendall Lewis managed to score 13 points and 7 rebounds, while Darius Burford added 13 points and 5 rebounds. In terms of defense, Illinois State has played well, giving up just 70.9 points per game.
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Chicago State Cougars vs Illinois State Redbirds Game Information
- Date: 12/19/2022
- Time: 08:00 PM ET
- Location: Redbird Arena, Normal, IL.
- How to Watch Chicago State vs Illinois State: ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Chicago State vs Illinois State Betting Lines
Chicago State is +163 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $163.On the other side, Illinois State is -190 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $53.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Chicago State at a 38.02% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Illinois State has 65.52% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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