Valparaiso vs. Cleveland State - 1/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (7-14) at Valparaiso Crusaders (17-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Athletics-Recreation Center)
The Line: Valparaiso Crusaders -20 -- Over/Under: 123.5 See the Latest Odds
The Valparaiso Crusaders and the Cleveland State Vikings face off on Thursday in Horizon League college basketball action.
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 17-4 this season and they have won seven of their last eight games. Valpo is averaging 73.9 points per game and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.9 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Alec Peters leads the Crusaders averaging 17 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Tevonn Walker is averaging 11.4 points, Keith Carter is averaging 9.2 points, and Shane Hammink is averaging 8.4 points. Valparaiso is 9-0 at home and 7-1 in Horizon League play.
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The Cleveland State Vikings are 7-14 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a two game winning streak. Cleveland State is averaging 62 points per game and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Rob Edwards leads the Vikings averaging 12.5 points per game. Andre Yates is averaging 10.5 points, Demonte Flannigan is averaging 10 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Vinny Zollo is averaging 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Cleveland State is 2-6 on the road and 2-6 in the Horizon League.
Valpo is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games, and 4-1-1 against the spread following a win. Cleveland State is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 19-9-1 against the spread following a loss, and 3-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Cleveland State is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games at Valparaiso.
Valpo is just so much better I have to take them to take Cleveland State behind the woodshed.