Toledo Rockets vs. Cleveland State Vikings - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (2-4) at Toledo Rockets (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Savage Arena)
The Line: Toledo Rockets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Cleveland State Vikings will travel to play the Toledo Rockets in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The Toledo Rockets are 4-2 and are coming off of a loss to Middle Tennessee by a score of 78-70. Middle Tennessee went on a 10-0 run in the second half to seal the fate of Toledo. Jonathon Williams led Toledo with 20 points in this game. Nathan Boothe had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Toledo. Toledo was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 30-27 and had 18 assists in their defeat. Toledo is averaging 83.2 points per game while giving up 74.6 points per game. Toledo is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game. Jonathon Williams leads Toledo with 19.3 points per game. Nathan Boothe is averaging 18.8 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game. Toledo is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 49.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Cleveland State Vikings are 2-4 and are coming off of a loss to Maryland by a score of 80-63. Cleveland State allowed an 8-0 run to start the second half, which put the Vikings down 12. Demonte Flannigan led Cleveland State with 20 points and 4 rebounds. Rob Edwards added 14 points and 3 assists for Cleveland State. Cleveland State was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 27-22 and had only 9 assists in their defeat. Cleveland State is averaging 57.7 points per game while giving up 69.4 points per game. Cleveland State is also averaging 32.8 rebounds per game and 7.3 assists per game. Demonte Flannigan leads Cleveland State with 11.8 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. Cleveland State is shooting 65.4% on free throws, 25.5% on three-pointers, and 38.1% on all field goal attempts.
Cleveland State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the MAC. Cleveland State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-2 in Cleveland State’s last 7 games against the Mac. Toledo is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. Toledo is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games. The over is 4-1 in Toledo’s last 5 games overall.
Cleveland State has really struggled to score points this season, while Toledo has been averaging about 25 more points per game. Toledo should also have an advantage in rebounding and are a better shooting team than Cleveland State. I think Toledo at home is the pick here.