Chicago State Cougars at Kansas City Roos ATS Prediction 02/29/20

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The Kansas City Roos (14-14, 6-7 WAC) close out their home schedule at Swinney Recreation Center against the Chicago State Cougars (4-24, 0-13 WAC). Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Chicago State Cougars at Kansas City Roos Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Roos beat the California Baptist Lancers, 69-63, while the Cougars got blown out by the California Baptist Lancers, 95-53.

Kansas City’s effective field goal percentage was their biggest strength over California Baptist. The Roos had a rate of 0.559 (above their season average of 0.520), while the Lancers posted a mark of 0.395 (below their season average of 0.532). Chicago State, meanwhile, held California Baptist to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.4 (below their season average of 33.4). Javan White fueled Kansas City with 10 points and nine rebounds. Solomon Hunt played well for Chicago State, contributing 11 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Rob Whitfield led the Roos to a 69-51 victory. He was the game’s leading scorer with 21 points. The Roos’ 18.8 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Cougars, who had a rate of 27.8.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Kansas City figures to have a noteworthy advantage. The upper-echelon Roos offense ranks 77th in the NCAA in that metric at 0.522, while the Chicago State defense is ranked 347th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.559). It could also be a mistake-prone game for the offense of the Cougars, which ranks 352nd in ball protection (turnover percentage of 25.3 percent). They’ll be going up against the stingy defense of the Roos, which forces the 44th-most turnovers in the nation (22.1 percent).

Chicago State Cougars vs. Kansas City Roos ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Kansas City, ATS Winner – Kansas City, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Kansas City ranks 43rd in assists allowed per game (10.8) while Chicago State ranks 274th (16.9).
  • The Cougars rank third in blocks allowed per game (2.0) while the Roos rank 173rd (4.3).
  • Kansas City ranks 277th in rebounds per game (31.2) while Chicago State ranks 286th (29.5).
  • The Roos rank 39th in steals per game (7.9) while the Cougars rank 226th in steals allowed per game (8.4).
  • Kansas City ranks 18th in three pointers allowed per game (17.3) while Chicago State ranks 204th (22.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Roos have been outscored by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Kansas City has defeated opponents by an average of 3.0 points.
  • During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 53.4 points per game (6.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.2 points per game (3.8 below their season average).