Cleveland State vs. Oakland - 2/16/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (16-11) at Cleveland State Vikings (8-20)
College Basketball: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings +6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Coming up on Friday from Wolstein Center, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies and the Cleveland State Vikings will be meeting up on the college basketball circuit.
Oakland enters this game with a 16-11 record overall. The Grizzlies had won two consecutive games but fell in their last outing Wednesday to Youngstown State. In that one, Grizzlies forward Jalen Hayes put up 19 points.
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Oakland’s leading scorer this season is Kendrick Nunn with 25.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 3.8 APG. Also in double-digits for the Grizzlies are Hayes (19.1 PPG; 7.9 RPG) and Martez Walker (17.6 PPG; 4.1 RPG).
Over on the Cleveland State side, they’re currently 8-20 this year. The Vikings have won their last two games versus UIC and Detroit Mercy. In that last outing Wednesday, Cleveland State’s Stefan Kenic managed 19 points.
Kenny Carpenter is the scoring leader this season for the Vikings with 12.7 PPG and 5.2 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for Cleveland State are Tyree Appleby (11.4 PPG; 3.8 APG) and Bobby Word (10.4 PPG).
Oakland is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven Friday games. The Grizzlies are also 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five versus the Horizon.
Meanwhile, the Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five versus the Horizon. Cleveland State is also 5-2 ATS in their last seven following an ATS win and 1-3-1 ATS in the last five Friday games.
Even with the Wednesday loss, Oakland has been playing pretty well since January 10, with seven wins and three losses in that time. Back on January 12 when these teams last met, the Grizzlies secured an 81-68 victory at home. Cleveland State is showing improvement these days, however, and I don’t think that will happen again. I’ll take the Vikings.