Cleveland State Vikings vs. Wright State Raiders - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wright State Raiders (11-12) at Cleveland State Vikings (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Sportstime Ohio
The Wright State Raiders will travel to the Wolstein Center to take on the Cleveland State Vikings this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Wright State Raiders dropped to 11-12 (3-6 Horizon League) on the season after being defeated by the Green Bay Phoenix, 71-58, this past Monday. Wright State shot 48.8% from the field and 40.0% (4-10) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Raiders was Michael Karena who had 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist. Wright State is ranked 160th in the RPI Standings and has played the 104th ranked SOS. On the season, the Raiders have been led by Joe Thomasson (10.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.1 apg) and Chrishawn Hopkins (8.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.6 apg). Wright State is averaging 65.1 ppg (ranked 226th) on 43.5% shooting (ranked 175th). The Raiders average 7.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 98th) on 34.6% shooting (ranked 157th). Wright State is holding their opponents to an average of 67.5 ppg (ranked 207th) on 44.3% shooting (ranked 248th). The Raiders average just 2.2 bpg (ranked 314th) and have a turnover margin of 1.6 (ranked 74th).
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The Cleveland State Vikings improved to 14-10 (8-2 Horizon League) on the season after defeating the Youngstown State Penguins, 73-60, this past Wednesday. Cleveland State shot 43.6% from the field and 42.1% (8-19) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Vikings was Anton Grady who had 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Cleveland State is ranked 135th in the RPI Standings and has played the 152nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Vikings have been led by Trey Lewis (16.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.0 apg) and Anton Grady (13.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 1.3 bpg). Cleveland State is averaging 67.0 ppg (ranked 188th) on 44.6% shooting (ranked 117th). The Vikings average 7.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 97th) on 37.0% three-point shooting (ranked 70th). Cleveland State is holding their opponents to an average of 61.2 ppg (ranked 64th) on 42.0% shooting (ranked 146th). The Vikings average 8.3 spg (ranked 223rd) and have a turnover margin of 3.0 (ranked 25th).
The Raiders are 17-6 ATS in their last 23 games following a double-digit loss at home however, just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Vikings are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games however, just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games.
Cleveland State has been playing some great basketball as of late as they've won 5 of their last 6. Wright State has been hit by the injury bug hard as they will be without their leading scorer JT Yoho (16.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.1 apg) and Kendall Griffin (8.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.1 bpg). Wright State has played better as of late without some key members but outside of Oakland, I think Cleveland State is the hottest team in the Horizon as of right now. I think Cleveland State will continue this trend and win by double-digits at home in this one. Take Cleveland State to cover.