Chicago State vs UC San Diego Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/23/24

UC San Diego (21-11) vs Chicago State (12-17)

Game Info: Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 3:30 pm (Ocean Center)

Betting Odds: UC San Diego -10.5 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The UC San Diego Tritons and Chicago State Cougars meet Saturday in the college basketball CBI First Round at the Ocean Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a UC San Diego vs Chicago State prediction.

UC San Diego Tritons Betting Preview

The UC San Diego Tritons recently beat Cal State Northrdige and Cal Poly while losing to UC Davis. The UC San Diego Tritons are averaging 76.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Bryce Pope is averaging 18.4 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Tyler McGhie is averaging 13.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Francis Nwaokorie is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The UC San Diego Tritons are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The UC San Diego Tritons are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.

Chicago State Cougars Betting Preview

The Chicago State Cougars are coming off losses to Duquesne, South Carolina State and Eastern Kentucky. The Chicago State Cougars are averaging 69.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Wesley Cardet Jr. is averaging 18.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Jahsean Corbett is averaging 15.4 points and 1.6 assists. Brent Davis is grabbing 3 rebounds and Noble Crawford is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Chicago State Cougars are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago State Cougars are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game.

UC San Diego vs Chicago State prediction

These lines in the CBI are really confusing, as a strong argument can be made UC San Diego was the better team this season. Chicago State doesn't have great offensive depth and has had issues defensively. With all that said, Chicago State hasn't played in over a month, while UC San Diego hasn't played in a couple of weeks. Both the Tritons and Cougars are now being dropped off in Daytona Beach. It's all about motivation. Who really wants to keep its season alive? Due to the long layoffs and what not, I'm grabbing the points with Chicago State and hoping for the best.

Randy’s Pick Chicago State +10.5

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