Marquette vs. Chicago State - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago State Cougars (2-7) at Marquette Golden Eagles (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -27 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago State Cougars and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Chicago State Cougars would love a big upset victory to rebound from a rough 2-7 record. The Chicago State Cougars are averaging 61 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 90.1 points on 52.3 percent shooting. Fred Sims Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and four rebounds while Deionte Simmons is averaging 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. Glen Burns is dishing four assists and Jelani Pruitt is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Chicago State Cougars are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago State Cougars are allowing 43.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago State Cougars have lost 12 straight road games.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 81.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 49.7 percent shooting. Andrew Rowsey is averaging 23.3 points and four assists while Markus Howard is averaging 17.7 points and 3.3 rebounds. Sam Hauser is the third double-digit scorer and Haanif Cheatham is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have won six of their last nine home games.
The Cougars are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss. The Golden Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Golden Eagles last 9 overall and under is 10-4-2 in Cougars last 16 overall.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are a good basketball team, but they don't exactly blow the doors off other teams. The game against Eastern Illinois needed overtime and the win over Mt. Saint Marys was decided by 21 points, a number obviously less than this. Marquette doesn't really run up the score, and you have to wonder how motivated this team is with Georgia on deck. Also, Chicago State already played road games against Purdue, Iowa, Notre Dame and Northern Iowa. I don't love this game at all, but if forced to pick, I'd take a shot with the Cougars and the points.