Chicago State @ Minnesota
Current Records: Chicago State 3-11; Minnesota 5-6
What to Know
The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play host again and welcome the Chicago State Cougars to Williams Arena, where tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Thursday. The Golden Gophers will be strutting in after a victory while Chicago State will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Minnesota didn't have too much trouble with the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions at home last week as they won 72-56. Minnesota's success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but guard Braeden Carrington led the charge as he had 20 points. Carrington's performance made up for a slower contest against the Mississippi State Bulldogs last week. Carrington's points were the most he has had all year.
Meanwhile, Chicago State received a tough blow on Monday as they fell 66-52 to the Illinois State Redbirds. The top scorer for Chicago State was guard Jahsean Corbett (14 points).
The Golden Gophers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 12.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-3 against the spread when favored.
Minnesota is now 5-6 while the Cougars sit at 3-11. Minnesota is 2-2 after wins this season, and Chicago State is 2-8 after losses.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Williams Arena -- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $5.56
The Golden Gophers are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Cougars, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Golden Gophers as a 13-point favorite.
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Minnesota won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
- Dec 16, 2015 - Minnesota 70 vs. Chicago State 52