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Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies 12/18/2020 NCAAB Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies 12-18-2020 NCAAB Odds Picks & Predictions

Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies 12/18/2020 – These two teams have not tasted a victory since opening night and one will come out with their first win. The Chicago State Cougars are the team on the road and will be going up against the Northern Illinois Huskies. This game will be held at the NIU Convocation Center in Dekalb, Illinois this Friday, December 18. ESPN3 holds the broadcast rights for this game with the live coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. SofaScore is the best place to watch the game via an online live stream. The Chicago State Cougars are forecasted by College Basketball Spreads as the team extending their losing streak while the Northern Illinois Huskies will earn their first win.

Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies 12/18/2020

When: Friday, December 18, 7:00 PM ET
Where: NIU Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois
TV: ESPN3
Stream: Sofascore

Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies 12/18/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago State Cougars +17.5 (-110) 135.5 o (-110) +1247
Northern Illinois Huskies -17.5 (-110) 135.5 u (-110) -1703
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Chicago State Cougars

The Chicago State Cougars have already played seven games and all of them were defeats. Each of those games is lost by a wide margin and the closest that they came to their opponents was with the EIU Illinois Panthers by 22 points. The team only fielded six players in their most recent game against the Illinois State Redbirds. Xavier Johnson led the team in scoring with 22 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals while Carlo Marble has 17 points, five rebounds, and two three-pointers. KeSean Davis was the man in the middle for them and he had eight points and 12 boards. 

Players to Watch: X. Johnson G (GP 7 MIN 27 PTS 9.7 REB 2.1 AST 2.6 STL 0.7 BLK 0.1 TO 3 FG% 31.4 FT% 80 3PT% 22.2), L. Zeigler G (GP 5 MIN 27.6 PTS 9.6 REB 1.8 AST 2 STL 0.6 BLK 0 TO 1 FG% 38.1 FT% 75 3PT% 28.6), J. Polynice G (GP 6 MIN 25 PTS 7.3 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 0.3 TO 1.5 FG% 45.2 FT% 75 3PT% 27.3).

Northern Illinois Huskies

The Northern Illinois Huskies is also a team that didn’t find any luck since opening night. This team is now 0-6 and hopes to end the streak against the Chicago State Cougars. Unlike their next opponent, this team had some close games that they could have won. The closest was an overtime loss against Ball State Cardinals, 70-79. Another close call was a four-point loss with the Illinois Chicago Flames. Their top scorer did not play during their last game and Adong Makuoi and Anthony Clump picked it up combining for 24 points. Trenton Hankerson was also held back to eight points but helped by grabbing seven rebounds. 

Players to Watch: T. Cochran G (GP 2 MIN 27.5 PTS 14 REB 4.5 AST 1 STL 1.5 BLK 0.5 TO 1.5 FG% 50 FT% 33.3 3PT% 50), T. Hankerson G (GP 5 MIN 31.2 PTS 12.2 REB 5.2 AST 1.8 STL 0.2 BLK 0 TO 3.6 FG% 43.6 FT% 50 3PT% 37.5), D. Beane G (GP 5 MIN 30.8 PTS 12 REB 4.4 AST 1.4 STL 1.2 BLK 0.4 TO 2.8 FG% 37.9 FT% 68.4 3PT% 23.1).

Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Predictions

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Chicago State Cougars

Chicago State is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago State’s last 5 games.
Chicago State is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games.
Chicago State is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Northern Illinois.
Cougars are 0-14 SU in their last 14 games on the road.

Northern Illinois Huskies

Northern Illinois is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Northern Illinois’ last 10 games.
Northern Illinois is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Northern Illinois is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Huskies are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago State.

Chicago State Cougars vs Northern Illinois Huskies Betting Picks

The Northern Illinois Huskies are seen by Top Online Sportsbook as the victors of this game against the Chicago State Cougars. This should be a win and a blowout is likely to happen for this matchup.

Moneyline: If an upset by the Cougars happens the ML is at +1247 while the Huskies are at -1703.

Spread: A widespread is in between teams with the Cougars taking the +17.5  and on the other end is the Huskies at -17.5,

Total: It is forecasted that both teams will dance on the 135.5 total with the Cougars going over and the Huskies are under.

Score Prediction: 76-52, Huskies win.