Cleveland State Vikings vs. Rider Broncs - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rider Broncs (0-3) at Cleveland State Vikings (1-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Rider Broncs will play the Cleveland State Vikings in a non-conference game down in Cancun.
The Cleveland State Vikings are 1-2 and are coming off of a loss against Rhode Island by a score of 73-45. Cleveland State was down 20 points at halftime and continued to get blown out in the second half. Rob Edwards led the way for Cleveland State in this game with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Cleveland State was out rebounded by a total of 37-26 and had only 4 assists in the loss. Cleveland State is averaging 53.3 points per game while giving up 69 points per game. Cleveland State is also averaging 35.7 rebounds per game and 6.7 assists per game. Demonte Flannigan leads Cleveland State in points and rebounds with 12.3 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game. Cleveland State is shooting 59.3% on free throws, 23.1% on three-pointers, and 34.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Rider Broncs are 0-3 and are coming off of a loss Maryland by a score of 65-58. Rider led for most of the game before Maryland stormed back to get the victory. Kahlil Thomas led Rider with 14 points and 4 rebounds in this game. Rider was out rebounded by a total of 34-27 and had 9 assists in their defeat. Rider is averaging 58 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. Rider is also averaging 31 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Xavier Lundy leads Rider in scoring with 11.3 points per game. Kahlil Thomas leads Rider in rebounding with 5 rebounds per game, while also scoring 9.3 points per game. Rider is shooting 86.4% on free throws, 25.5% on three-pointers, and 43.3% on all field goal attempts.
Rider is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The under is 4-0 in Rider’s last 4 games overall. Cleveland State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against the MAAC. Cleveland State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
Cleveland State is really struggling on offense, while Rider is coming off of a very strong performance against Maryland. I think free throw shooting will be a big advantage for Rider and I expect Rider to get the win.