Detroit Titans vs. Cleveland State Vikings - 2/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (15-10) at Detroit Titans (11-15)
College Basketball: Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Cleveland State Vikings will travel to Calihan Hall to take on the Detroit Titans this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Cleveland State Vikings improved to 15-10 (9-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Wright State Raiders, 88-72, this past Saturday. Cleveland State shot 61.2% from the field and 40.0% (4-10) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Vikings was Charlie Lee who had 27 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Cleveland State is ranked 125th in the RPI Standings and has played the 154th ranked SOS. On the season, the Vikings have been led by Trey Lewis (16.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg) and Anton Grady (13.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.2 bpg). Cleveland State is averaging 67.8 ppg (ranked 164th) on 45.2% shooting (ranked 86th). The Vikings average 6.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 107th) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.14 (ranked 92nd). Cleveland State is holding their opponents to an average of 61.6 ppg (ranked 66th) on 42.5% shooting (ranked 163rd). The Vikings average 8.3 spg (ranked 20th) and have a turnover margin of 3.0 (ranked 25th).
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The Detroit Titans dropped to 11-15 (4-7 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the UIC Flames, 83-73, this past Sunday. Detroit shot 53.8% from the field and 33.3% (7-21) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Titans was Juwan Howard Jr. who had 18 points and 3 rebounds. Detroit is ranked 227th in the RPI Standings and has played the 160th ranked SOS. On the season, the Titans have been led by Juwan Howard Jr. (18.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.5 spg) and Paris Bass (12.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.9 apg). Detroit is averaging 70.7 ppg (ranked 93rd) on 43.6% shooting (ranked 173rd). The Titans average 7.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 93rd) on 38.0% three-point shooting (ranked 45th). Detroit is holding their opponents to an average of 70.2 ppg (ranked 273rd) on 44.2% shooting (ranked 250th). The Titans average 8.0 spg 9ranked 31st) and have a turnover margin of 2.5 (ranked 37th).
The Vikings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. The Titans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Cleveland State has won 6 of their last 7 and have won those 6 games by an average of 10.8 points. Detroit has been struggling as they've lost 3 of their last 4 homes games. These teams are headed in different directions, and as Cleveland State needs the win to stay tied atop the Horizon League standings, I think Trey Lewis and Anton Grady will lead the Vikings to a big win over Detroit. Take Cleveland State to cover.