Cleveland State Vikings vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies - 1/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vkikings (12-9) at Oakland Golden Grizzlies (8-12)
College Basketball: January 26th, 2015 at 7:00 pm (EST)
The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: My 20 Detroit / ESPN 3
The Cleveland State Vikings will travel to the Athletics Center O’rena to take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Cleveland State Vikings won their third straight contest and improved to 12-9 (6-1 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Detroit Titans this past Friday. Cleveland State shot 44.0% from the field and outrebounded Detroit by a 42-36 margin in the victory. Leading the way for Vikings was Trey Lewis who had 30 points and 8 rebounds. Cleveland State is ranked 132nd in the RPI Standings and has played the 168th ranked SOS. On the season, the Vikings have been led by Trey Lewis (17.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.2 apg) and Anton Grady (12.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.5 spg). Offensively, Cleveland State is averaging 66.8 ppg (ranked 198th) on 44.2% shooting (ranked 130th). The Vikings are averaging 7.2 three-pointers per game (ranked 78th) on 36.9% three-point shooting (ranked 71st). Cleveland State is holding their opponents to an average of 61.3 ppg (ranked 62nd) on 42.0% shooting (ranked 149th). The Vikings are averaging 8.2 steals per game and have a turnover margin of 3.3 (ranked 24th).
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies won their 3rd straight game and improved to 8-12 (3-2 Horizon) on the season after defeating the Milwaukee Panthers 66-53 this past Thursday. Oakland shot 52.9% from the field and held Milwaukee to 13.0% (3-23) shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Golden Grizzlies was Kahlil Felder who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Oakland is ranked 185th in the RPI Standings and has played the 58th ranked SOS. On the season, the Golden Grizzlies have been led by Kahlil Felder (16.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 7.3 apg, 2.3 spg) and Corey Petros (13.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.1 apg). Offensively, Oakland is averaging 71.6 ppg (ranked 90th) on 45.5% shooting (ranked 81st). The Golden Grizzlies is averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game (ranked 61st) and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.13 (ranked 92nd). Oakland is allowing their opponents to average 75.2 ppg (ranked 335th) on 46.9% shooting (ranked 324th). The Golden Grizzlies is allowing teams to shoot 36.2% from beyond the arc (ranked 271st) and average 33.15 total rpg (ranked 243rd).
The Vikings are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 road games. The Golden Grizzlies are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Horizon League.
Oakland has played the toughest schedule in the Horizon League, and although this is a team that can give up a lot of points, they’ve already beaten both Green Bay and Valparaiso at home this year. Cleveland State has a great starting five led by Trey Lewis and Anton Grady, however, Oakland has a great duo themselves in Kahlil Felder and Corey Petros and I think they’ll lead the Golden Grizzlies to another big Horizon win at home. Take Oakland and the point in this one.