Seattle Redhawks vs. Chicago State Cougars Betting Odds

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The Chicago State Cougars (2-24, 0-9 WAC), who are currently on a 20-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the Seattle Redhawks (16-9, 5-3 WAC) to Jones Convocation Center. Action begins at 3:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Seattle Redhawks at Chicago State Cougars ATS Preview

The last time the Redhawks played, they were beaten by the UMKC Kangaroos, 74-67. Seattle’s Josh Hearlihy put together a good game, contributing 11 points and six assists. UMKC did a great job of getting and making free throws (30-35; 85.7 percent). Seattle, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.0 vs. 16.1). The Cougars are trying to rebound after their 97-57 loss to the Utah Valley Wolverines in their last outing. Fred Sims Jr. led Chicago State in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-19 shooting. Utah Valley’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Chicago State. The Wolverines had a rate of 0.246 (below their season average of 0.278), while the Cougars posted a mark of 0.091 (below their season average of 0.233). This game should be a matchup of contrasting tempos. Chicago State likes to play quickly (52nd in possessions per game), while Seattle is more half-court-oriented (182nd in possessions per game). Moreover, the Redhawks\ 48th-ranked defense (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.475) will clash against the Cougars 347th-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.442). These teams have already met once this season. The Redhawks won 67-64. Seattle had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.5 vs. 27.0). Chicago State, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 19.1). Aaron Menzies was a standout player in the game, putting up nine points and 19 rebounds.

Seattle Redhawks vs. Chicago State Cougars ATS Prediction

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Seattle, ATS Winner – Seattle, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Redhawks rank 91st in blocks per game (3.6) while the Cougars rank 196th in blocks allowed per game (5.0).
  • Chicago State ranks 67th in steals per game (7.0) while Seattle ranks 167th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • Seattle ranks 27th in assists allowed per game (11.1) while Chicago State ranks 266th (18.9).
  • The Redhawks rank 61st in three pointers attempted per game (24.7) while the Cougars rank 279th (17.2).
  • Seattle averages 38.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 64th in the NCAA. Chicago State ranks 278th in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).

Betting Trends:

  • The Cougars average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 24.2, up from 20.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Redhawks have scored an average of 64.4 points per game (12.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.8 points per game (5.5 below their season average).