Chicago State Cougars (2-5) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (4-2)
November 26, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Marquette Golden Eagles -26.5 / Chicago State Cougars +26.5 ; Over/Under: +146.5
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The Chicago State Cougars and the Marquette Golden Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action from Fiserv Forum. Chicago State is 2-5 so far this season. The Cougars lost to Cleveland State in their last outing. As for Marquette, they’re 4-2 and fresh off a win over Georgia Tech. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Chicago State lost their first two games of the year versus Northwestern and St. Thomas MN but then hit wins over IUPUI and Valparaiso. The Cougars hit the skids again in their next pair with losses to Kent State and Marshall.
Chicago State’s losing streak continued on Wednesday versus Cleveland State. The Cougars were outpaced 43-29 in the second half and lost 77-63. Elijah Weaver scored 19 points to lead the team, and Jahsean Corbett added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Over on the Marquette side, they won their first pair over Radford and Central Michigan then took a loss 75-70 to Purdue. The Eagles bounced back with a win over LIU then lost to Mississippi State 58-55 in game five.
On Wednesday versus Georgia Tech, Marquette got back into the win column. The Eagles scored 41 points in the first half and 43 more from there in an 84-60 victory. Kameron Jones posted 19 points and Oso Ighodaro managed 10 points and 10 boards.
PICK: I’ll stay with Marquette in this one. Probably not touching it due to the thick line, though. The Eagles have a couple of losses this year but both were close. Otherwise Marquette is doing well, and they’re coming off 47.5 percent shooting with 41 rebounds in the win over Georgia Tech. As for Chicago State, they’ve given up 74 or more points in each of their last four games. If Marquette can get off to a nice start in this one I think they’ll be fine cover-wise.