Planning on watching today's Cougars and Knights game? Catch the action at Rothman Center in Teaneck, NJ, as the Knights hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on YES. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Knights as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.

CHICAGO STATE COUGARS VS FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights -1

This game will be played at Rothman Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON KNIGHTS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Knights.
  • Not only will Fairleigh Dickinson pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Cougars Pull the Upset on the Road?

Chicago State enters this game with a 7-15 record, including a 3-9 mark on the road. They have lost six straight games and are coming off a 74-69 defeat at the hands of UTEP.

For the season, the Cougars have been underdogs in 18 of their 22 games, going 5-13 in those contests. On the road, they are 2-8 in their last 10 games and 0-5 in their last five.

Chicago State has an ATS record of 10-11-1 this season and they are 6-6 ATS on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Chicago State's over/under record for the season is 9-12-1 and today's over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (138.5). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 128 points.

In their latest game, Chicago State offense put up 69 points against UTEP. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 55.6% and made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 40%, putting them 372nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 361st in percentage and 337th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Cougars' defense is nationally ranked 133rd, allowing 70.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.0 threes per game vs. Fairleigh Dickinson. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.8%.

Can Fairleigh Dickinson Secure a Home Victory?

After dropping their last five games, Fairleigh Dickinson will look to get back on track when they host Chicago State. So far, the Knights have gone 1-3 at home, and they are 6-10 overall this season.

Through 16 games, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 0-2 in Northeast Conference play, and they have gone 6-8 in non-conference action. On the year, they have been favored in two games, going 1-1 in those contests.

As the favorite, Fairleigh Dickinson has gone 1-1 vs. the spread this season. Overall, the Knights have an ATS mark of 6-8. At home, they are just 1-3 vs. the spread this year and have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Fairleigh Dickinson games is 8-6, and today's over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (153.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.

Compared to their season average of 78.1 points per game, Fairleigh Dickinson struggled in their previous game. Against Le Moyne, the Knights scored 63 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 34.4%. Leading the team in scoring is Ansley Almonor, who is averaging 16.3 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Sean Moore also maintains a PPG average of 12.1 heading into game.

Coming into today's game, the Fairleigh Dickinson defense is giving up an average of 80.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Le Moyne, the Dolphins finished with a field goal percentage of 34% and a total of 74 points vs. Fairleigh Dickinson.