Samford Bulldogs (4-0) at Cleveland State Vikings (2-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -1.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Samford Bulldogs and Cleveland State Vikings meet Sunday in the college basketball Buckeye Classic at the Wolstein Center.
The Samford Bulldogs look for a solid road victory to build on their impressive 4-0 record. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 85.7 points on 55.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Ruben Guerrero is averaging 17.8 points and 8.8 rebounds while Josh Sharkey is averaging 15.5 points and eight assists. Myron Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Austin is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Samford Bulldogs have lost seven of their last eight road games.
The Cleveland State Vikings look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 75.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 15 points and 3.8 assists while Rashad Williams is averaging 11.8 points and 1.3 rebounds. Jaalam Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Algevon Eichelberger is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 59.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.3 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have split their last eight home games.
The Bulldogs are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 50-24 in Bulldogs last 74 overall and 6-0 in Bulldogs last 6 road games.
The Samford Bulldogs have been rather impressive out of the gate, but they haven't exactly played anybody up to this point and will take to the road for the first time this season, a place they haven't had a ton of success. The Cleveland State Vikings have been tested early and for the most part have shown an offense that can really impress. At home, I look for the Vikings to win and cover the small number, something they've done a lot of recently.