Chicago State Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago State Cougars vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Northwestern Wildcats (15-16 last year) will compete against the Chicago State Cougars (7-25 last season) at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Monday.
The Chicago State Cougars faced Utah Valley and took a loss by a score of 69-47 in their last contest of last season. Concerning fouls, the Cougars ended up walking away with 19 and Utah Valley accounted for 12 fouls. They also knocked down 6 out of their 11 attempts from beyond the arc. Utah Valley finished the game at 72.2% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 18 attempts. Moreover, Utah Valley had 35 boards (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Utah Valley distributed 14 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. When it comes to the defense, Chicago State allowed the other team to go 49.0% from the floor on 25 of 51 shooting. They also distributed 6 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 2 steals. With regard to rebounding, they earned 27 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cougars made 4 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Chicago State ended having earned a 28.6% FG percentage (18 out of 63) and buried 7 of their 27 3-point attempts.
Jahsean Corbett is one player who played a role for this game. He scored 21 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 minutes and snagged 8 rebounds. He ended up shooting 44.4% from the floor but finished the game without an assist.
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Chicago State heads into this contest after finishing with a record of 7-25 last year. They coughed up possession 14.8 times per game and as a unit committed 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Chicago State pulled in 33.3 rebounds per game and tallied 303 assists over the course of last season, which was 342nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cougars shot 31.0% on 3-point shots (243 of 784) and 65.4% from the charity stripe. They averaged 62.1 pts per contest (343rd in Division 1) while shooting 39.1% from the field.
Defensively, the Cougars forced 12.7 turnovers per contest and they drew 17.6 personal fouls. They were 309th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 463 surrendered over the course of last year. The Cougars gave up a field goal percentage of 46.3% (817 of 1,766) and they conceded 35.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They conceded 39.9% from beyond the arc and they ranked 305th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (74.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood last year, the Northwestern Wildcats took a defeat with a final score of 112-76 against Iowa. In regard to attacking the glass, Northwestern permitted Iowa to get 37 in total (11 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 65.5% from 3-point land by shooting 19 out of 29 and ended up going 7 of 12 at the charity stripe (58.3%). The Wildcats permitted Iowa to make 43 of 70 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 61.4% in the game. When all was said and done, the Wildcats went 31 for 68 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.6%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Northwestern buried 9 of 21 attempts (42.9%). They were able to knock down 5 of them for a rate of 50.0%. Iowa earned 17 fouls for the game which got the Wildcats to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They also turned the ball over 7 times, while earning 4 steals for this game. The Wildcats pulled down 8 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 16 in this contest.
Ryan Young was important for the Wildcats in the matchup. He made 6 of 8 in this matchup for a rate of 75.0%, and tallied 1 rebound. He recorded 14 points in his 17 mins on the hardwood and earned 1 assist in the matchup.
Northwestern had a win-loss record of 15-16 last year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats hit 42.7% from the field, which ranked them 257th in college basketball. Northwestern accumulated 2,262 pts throughout last season (73.0 per game) and they averaged 35.5 rebounds per game. They assisted teammates 15.8 times per contest (27th in college hoops) and they gave up possession 9.8 times per game. The Wildcats committed 17.6 fouls per game and they hit 71.9% from the free throw line.
The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court were 199th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 69.9. They were able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 42.8% from the field (159th in Division 1). The Northwestern defense gave up 36.9% on 3-point shots (263 of 713) and their opponents made 71.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They gave up 14.6 assists and 36.4 boards every game, which was ranked 312th and 288th in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago State
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