Chicago State at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
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The Chicago State Cougars travel to Allstate Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 26.5 point favorites.
Chicago State comes into this game with an overall record of 2-10. They currently have a point differential of -15.3 as they are averaging 69.8 points per game while giving up 85.1 per contest. Northwestern has an overall mark of 5-4. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 70.7, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Chicago State Cougars Betting Trends
The Chicago State Cougars are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Chicago State Cougars are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-5 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Key Chicago State Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Fred Sims Jr. averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 87%. Deionte Simmons averages 9.5 points per game in 19.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Scottie Lindsey averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Bryant McIntosh averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago State averages 69.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 281st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -15.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 319th in the country. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 290th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 14.9 per game. The Cougars allow 85.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 339th in Division 1. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 316th and 326th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 338th place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 241st in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 232nd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 209th in college basketball. They are 327th in the nation in rebounding with 31.9 boards per game, and 192nd in assists per contest with 13.8. The Wildcats are 286th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Wildcats surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 152nd in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 285th and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest and 81st with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 162nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Cougars are 324th in the nation in offensive rating with 93, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 328th. In terms of pace they are 41st in the country with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 336th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 301st in Division 1. Chicago State is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 325th in the nation.
Northwestern is 244th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 263rd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 216th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 199th. They are 294th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 225th. As a unit they are 188th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 131st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Chicago State/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern -26.5
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