Western Michigan vs. Cleveland State CIT Tournament - 3/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (18-14) at Western Michigan Broncos (20-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (University Arena)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Western Michigan Broncos and the Cleveland State Vikings face off on Wednesday at University Arena in first round CIT Tournament action.
The Western Michigan Broncos of the MAC are 20-13 this season and they have played the 160th ranked schedule this season. WMU Is averaging 71 points and they are shooting 45.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. David Brown leads the Broncos averaging 15.5 points per game. Connar Tava is averaging 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds, Tucker Haymond is averaging 11.9 points, and Austin Richie is averaging 10.1 points. Western Michigan is 13-2 at home and 9-4 in out of conference games.
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The Cleveland State Vikings of the Horizon League are 18-14 this season and they played the 131st ranked schedule in the nation. Cleveland State is averaging 66.7 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Trey Lewis leads the Vikings averaging 16.7 points per game. Anton Grady is averaging 13.7 points and 7.6 rebounds, Charlie Lee is averaging 12.3 points, and Marlin Mason is averaging 7.8 points. Cleveland State is 5-11 on the road and 6-8 in out of conference games.
Western Michigan is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 4-0 against the spread against the Horizon League. Cleveland State is 13-4 against the spread following a loss, 20-8-1 against the spread in their last 29 road games.
The MAC just doesn’t get a lot of respect so I will take WMU to win this one.