Who's Playing

Valparaiso @ Chicago State

Current Records: Valparaiso 1-1; Chicago State 1-2

What to Know

The Chicago State Cougars have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Valparaiso Beacons at 8 p.m. ET Nov. 16 at Jones Convocation Center. These two teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous games.

The Cougars beat the IUPUI Jaguars 68-58 on Monday.

Meanwhile, Valpo strolled past the Western Michigan Broncos with points to spare on Sunday, taking the game 81-65.

Chicago State have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 10.5-point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn't have high expectations for them since the squad is 0-2 ATS when expected to lose.

When the teams previously met six seasons ago, Chicago State lost to Valpo on the road by a decisive 80-61 margin. Maybe Chicago State will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jones Convocation Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Beacons are a big 10.5-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 Beacons as a 9.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Valparaiso have won both of the games they've played against Chicago State in the last eight years.

  • Dec 28, 2016 - Valparaiso 80 vs. Chicago State 61
  • Dec 11, 2015 - Valparaiso 71 vs. Chicago State 53