Chicago State Cougars vs. California Baptist Lancers NCAAB Betting Picks and Prediction for Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Chicago State Cougars vs. California Baptist Lancers – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season advances, Wednesday’s matchup between Chicago State Cougars and California Baptist Lancers is drawing significant anticipation. Not only will it showcase two formidable teams but it also presents unique bettors with betting opportunities with unpredictable outcomes and high stakes potential. Top Canadian betting sites are taking notice, giving this matchup great prominence.

Chicago State Cougars vs. California Baptist Lancers

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 10:00 PM ET

Location: Fowler Events Center


Chicago State Cougars vs. California Baptist Lancers Betting Odds

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Chicago State Cougars Analysis

Chicago State Cougars, currently 7-10, have experienced mixed performances this season. Offensively, they average 64.9 points per game thanks to a field goal percentage of 40.3% and average 3-point shooting of 5.5 made per game; yet their overall field goal attempts suggest additional efficiency in scoring strategies.

Defense wise, the Cougars could improve significantly. Averaging 9.7 steals and 2.8 blocks per game illustrates their capacity for disruption against strong opponents; however, their average of 14.2 turnovers and 17.9 fouls per game indicates some defensive lapses that necessitate greater ball control and disciplined defense strategies to secure success against formidable opposition.

Wesley Cardet Jr. has been a key performer for the Chicago State Cougars. Averaging 18.4 points per game while boasting a 44% field goal percentage makes him an immediate threat; and with 2.7 assists per game proving his ability to create opportunities, Cardet Jr. stands as a pivotal piece in this matchup.

California Baptist Lancers Analysis

The California Baptist Lancers, with a 7-4 record, have displayed more consistent performances. Offensively, they outshone the Cougars with an average of 70.4 points per game and an improved field goal percentage of 42.4%; their 3-point shooting has also proven more efficient with 7 made attempts per game which could prove pivotal against their defense.

Defense for the Lancers shows both strengths and weaknesses. While they averaged fewer steals (4.7 per game) than the Cougars, their rebounding abilities – 39.6 rebounds per game! – was impressive and their turnovers and fouls per game were lower indicating more disciplined approach.

Dominique Daniels Jr. is one of the California Baptist Lancers’ key players, averaging 18.6 points per game while boasting an 83 percent free-throw percentage and being reliable as a scorer. His contributions in terms of points and assists are essential components of their offensive setup.

Chicago State Cougars vs. California Baptist Lancers Against the Spread

Looking at the betting trends, the Chicago State Cougars have shown unpredictability in their away games. Their tendency to hit the 1H Game Total Under in a majority of their games suggests a slow start, which could be a factor in betting strategies. However, they have also hit the Game Total Over in half of their away games, indicating their ability to score in bursts.

On the other hand, the California Baptist Lancers have shown a tendency to hit the Team Total Under in most of their recent games, suggesting a more defensive approach. However, their record of hitting the 1H Game Total Over in home games indicates their ability to start strong in familiar settings.

Chicago State Cougars vs. California Baptist Lancers Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: California Baptist Lancers. Their stronger home game performance and higher scoring average make them the safer bet.

Spread: California Baptist Lancers. California Baptist shooters should stay hot enough to outlast another big offensive night from Cardet. 

Total: Over. Considering both teams’ scoring abilities and recent trends, an Over on the total seems likely.

Predicted Score: California Baptist Lancers 72, Chicago State Cougars 65

This matchup, while close, leans towards the California Baptist Lancers, especially considering their home-court advantage and consistent offensive performance. The most reliable pick here would be the Lancers on the Moneyline. However, for those looking at the latest NCAAB picks, keeping an eye on the spread once it’s released could provide additional betting opportunities.