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Green Bay vs. Cleveland State - 2/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland State Vikings (8-20) at Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (17-11)

College Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Resch Center)

The Line: Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Time Warner Cable Sports Channel – Wisconsin & Ohio / ESPN College Extra

The Cleveland State Vikings will travel to the Resch Center to take on the Green Bay Phoenix this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Cleveland State Vikings lost their 2nd consecutive game and dropped to 8-20 (3-12 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the Milwaukee Panthers, 88-54, this past Saturday. Cleveland State was out of this one early as the Vikings found themselves down by a 52-18 margin at halftime. Cleveland State struggled offensively as they shot just 35.3% from the field and 35.7% (5-14) from beyond the arc. The Vikings allowed the Panthers to shoot 44.4% from the field and was outrebounded by Milwaukee by a 35-30 margin. Leading the way for the Vikings was Demonte Flannigan who had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. On the season, the Vikings have been led by Rob Edwards (12.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg), Demonte Flannigan (11.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg), and Andre Yates (9.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.1 apg). Offensively, Cleveland State is averaging 61.4 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field and 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. The Vikings average 5.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.77. Defensively, Cleveland State is holding their opponents to average 68.3 ppg on 44.8% shooting. The Vikings have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of -0.2.

Green Bay vs. Cleveland State - 2/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Green Bay Phoenix won their 2nd straight game and improved to 17-11 (9-6 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Youngstown State Penguins, 107-90, this past Saturday. Green Bay was in a big hole at halftime trailing Youngstown State by a 57-45 margin, however used a monster 63 point 2nd half to get the big comeback victory. Green Bay was outstanding on the offensive end as they shot 53.1% from the field and 41.9% (13-31) from beyond the arc. The Phoenix allowed the Penguins to shot 54.8% from the field and won the turnover battle by a 15-4 margin. Leading the way for Green Bay was Carrington Love who had 39 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. On the season, the Phoenix have been led by Carrington Love (18.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.4 spg), Charles Cooper (13.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Jordan Fouse (12.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.3 spg, 1.4 bpg). Offensively, Green Bay is averaging 85.9 ppg on 45.3% shooting from the field and 35.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Phoenix average 7.2 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.17. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing their opponents to average 82.6 ppg on 46.3% shooting. The Phoenix have a rebound margin of -2.1 and a turnover margin of 4.8.

The Vikings are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Phoenix are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 Monday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

Cleveland State has had a long season as the Vikings have really struggled on the offensive end this year as they currently rank 339th in scoring offense and 303rd in FG%. Green Bay has one of the highest scoring offenses in the country and have been solid at home this season posting a 9-2 record. Cleveland State didn’t put up much of a fight against Green Bay earlier this season in an 87-67 home loss and as I just don’t see the Vikings offense putting up enough points to hang with the Phoenix, I’m taking Green Bay to cover this large home spread. 

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