Oakland vs. Cleveland State - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland State Vikings (11-22) at Oakland Grizzlies (19-13)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Little Caesars Arena)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Cleveland State Vikings meet Monday in the college basketball Horizon Tournament semifinals at the Little Caesars Arena.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look for another victory after beating IUPUI on Sunday. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 79.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Kendrick Nunn is averaging 26.4 points and 3.9 assists while Jalen Hayes is averaging 19 points and 8.1 rebounds. Martez Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Nick Daniels is dishing 3.9 assists. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have split their last two neutral site games.
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The Cleveland State Vikings look for another victory after beating Northern Kentucky on Saturday. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 69.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kenny Carpenter is averaging 13.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Tyree Appleby is averaging 11.8 points and 3.8 assists. Bobby Word is the third double-digit scorer and Stefan Kenic is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings are 2-0 this season on neutral sites.
The Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Horizon League, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Grizzlies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 vs. Horizon League and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Vikings are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Cleveland State Vikings have been blown out each time they played Oakland this season, but there's a chance that can change tonight. One, the Vikings have the rest advantage having not played since Saturday, and they head into this contest shooting over 46 percent in their last five games. The Cleveland State Vikings are playing some of their best and most consistent offense right now, which is needed when going up against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. Give me the points.