Chicago State @ UTRGV
Current Records: Chicago State 5-12; UTRGV 5-11
What to Know
The UTRGV Vaqueros are 10-0 against the Chicago State Cougars since January of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Thursday. The Vaqueros and Chicago State will face off in a WAC battle at 8 p.m. ET at UTRGV Fieldhouse. Chicago State should still be riding high after a victory, while UTRGV will be looking to get back in the win column.
On Tuesday, UTRGV lost to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on the road by a decisive 86-75 margin.
Meanwhile, Chicago State narrowly escaped with a win as the squad sidled past the California Baptist Lancers 58-56.
UTRGV is the favorite in this one, with an expected 8.5-point margin of victory. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, though, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in four of their six home games.
The Vaqueros are now 5-11 while the Cougars sit at 5-12. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: UTRGV is stumbling into the matchup with the third most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 79.3 on average. Chicago State has experienced some struggles of their own as they are fifth worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 60.9 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: UTRGV Fieldhouse — Edinburg, Texas
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Vaqueros are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Cougars, according to the latest college basketball odds.
Bettors have moved against the Vaqueros slightly, as the game opened with the Vaqueros as a 10-point favorite.
UTRGV have won all of the games they’ve played against Chicago State in the last eight years.
- Feb 08, 2020 – UTRGV 75 vs. Chicago State 64
- Jan 11, 2020 – UTRGV 87 vs. Chicago State 63
- Feb 28, 2019 – UTRGV 82 vs. Chicago State 77
- Jan 31, 2019 – UTRGV 77 vs. Chicago State 46
- Feb 24, 2018 – UTRGV 83 vs. Chicago State 75
- Jan 27, 2018 – UTRGV 87 vs. Chicago State 81
- Jan 21, 2017 – UTRGV 85 vs. Chicago State 77
- Jan 05, 2017 – UTRGV 83 vs. Chicago State 64
- Feb 28, 2016 – UTRGV 89 vs. Chicago State 79
- Jan 14, 2016 – UTRGV 82 vs. Chicago State 72