Arkansas State vs. Cleveland State - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (1-4) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (6-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Convocation Center)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -6 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Cleveland State Vikings face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Cleveland State Vikings are 1-4 this season and they have lost their last 3 games. Cleveland State is averaging 71.2 points per game and they are shooting 40.8 percent from the floor and 31.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while their opponents are averaging 81.4 points per game and shoot 47.8 percent. Rob Edwards leads the Vikings in scoring averaging 18.8 points per game. Bobby Word is averaging 11.8 points for Cleveland State, Jibiri Blount is averaging 8 points, and Kasheem Thomas is averaging is averaging 7.8 points. Cleveland State looks like they are in for a challenging season.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 6-1 this season and have won their last 6 games in a row after losing their opener to North Dakota State. Arkansas State is averaging 78.4 points per game and they are shooting 50.9 percent from the floor and 42.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Devin Carter leads the Red Wolves averaging 16 points per game. Deven Simms is averaging 11.6 points and 5 rebounds for A-State, Donte Thomas is averaging 11 points, and Rashad Lindsey is averaging 10.4 points. Arkansas State appears to have put it together and they have a big win over Georgetown under their belt.
Arkansas State is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games, 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record, and 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games. Cleveland State is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, 7-19-1 against the spread in their last 27 road games, and 1-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
These are two teams who appear to be headed in opposite directions which is what makes this spread look odd as it is very light but I will still go with what the numbers say and that is Arkansas State easy.