Western Michigan vs. Cleveland State - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (2-5) at Western Michigan Broncos (4-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (University Arena in Read Fieldhouse)
The Line: Western Michigan Broncos -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up Wednesday evening from University Arena, the Cleveland State Vikings and the Western Michigan Broncos will be matching up in college basketball activity.
Cleveland State enters this game with a 2-5 record overall. The Vikings have lost three of their last four versus East Carolina, Central Connecticut and Kent State. In that last game, the Vikings’ top scorer was Anthony Wright with 21 points.
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Leading Cleveland State in scoring this year is Kenny Carpenter, with 14.2 PPG and 7.2 RPG. Also in double-figures for the Vikings is Stefan Kenic (10.0 PPG), while Tyree Appleby (9.9 PPG) and Dontel Highsmith (9.0 PPG) are close to that threshold.
As for Western Michigan, they’re currently 4-4 on the season. The Broncos had won two straight versus Northwood and Saint Louis but dropped their last outing against Oakland. In that game, the Broncos’ Thomas Wilder led the team on 24 points.
Wilder is the leading scorer this season for Western Michigan with 19.6 PPG and 4.3 APG to his credit. The only other Bronco in double-figures is Bryce Moore (10.0 PPG), although Josh Davis (9.5 PPG; 7.4 RPG) is close.
The Vikings are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 road games and 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games following an ATS loss. Cleveland State is also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 versus the Mid-American.
Meanwhile, the Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last five following a straight-up loss and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 following an ATS loss. Western Michigan is also 2-7 ATS in their last nine overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Cleveland State actually has a pretty well-balanced lineup this year, they’re just prone to fits of sluggish play here and there which doom them on the scoreboard. As for the Broncos, they’re probably a better team than their record indicates but they’ve had a few issues staying consistent. All in all, I like the Vikings to hang around here and bang out a cover.