Cleveland State vs. Bowling Green - 12/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (7-4) at Cleveland State Vikings (4-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Bowling Green Falcons and Cleveland State Vikings meet Wednesday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.
The Bowling Green Falcons hope to end a four-game road trip with an impressive win. The Bowling Green Falcons are averaging 70.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Spencer Parker is averaging 14.3 points and seven rebounds while Zack Denny is averaging 13.3 points and 6.6 rebounds. Wesley Alcegaire is the third double-digit scorer and Ismail Ali is dishing 4.2 assists. The Bowling Green Falcons are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. Bowling Green is allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game. The Bowling Green Falcons have won seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Cleveland State Vikings look for their first three-game winning streak since early February. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 60.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Rob Edwards is averaging 11.7 points and 1.5 assists while Demonte Flannigan is averaging 10.7 points and five rebounds. Andre Yates is the third double-digit scorer and Vinny Zollo is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. Cleveland State is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Falcons are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Vikings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mid-American and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up win.
Cleveland State is a very good basketball team at home. Almost like night and day from when the Vikings are on the road. Bowling Green has been inconsistent this season and is likely thrilled this road trip has come to an end. I'm siding with the home team here.