Kentucky vs. Cleveland State - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (1-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -28.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland State Vikings and Kentucky Wildcats meet Wednesday afternoon in college basketball action at the Rupp Arena.
The Cleveland State Vikings look for a monster upset that would get them back to a .500 record. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 71.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Rob Edwards is averaging 17 points and 1.3 assists while Bobby Word is averaging 15 points and four rebounds. Jibri Blount is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Kasheem Thomas is dishing 6.3 assists. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats look for another victory to build on a solid 5-0 start to the season. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 85.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Isaiah Briscoe is averaging 18 points and 2.5 assists while Malik Monk is averaging 15.8 points and three rebounds. De'Aaron Fox is the third double-digit scorer and Edrice Adebayo is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 28.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 20.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since February of 2014.
The Vikings are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Wildcats are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Wildcats last 16 Wednesday games and the under is 9-3 in Vikings last 12 overall.
Cleveland State has struggled in all three of its games this season and none of those teams are on the level of Kentucky. At Rupp, the Cleveland State Vikings don't have the talent or depth to compete with Kentucky. This is a lot of points to lay, but the Kentucky Wildcats at home should be able to get the job done.