Oakland vs. Cleveland State - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland vs. Cleveland State - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland State Vikings (11-20) at Oakland Golden Grizzlies (13-18)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Athletics Center Orena)

The Line: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -8.5 -- Over/Under: 130

TV: ESPN+

The Cleveland State Vikings and Oakland Golden Grizzlies meet Tuesday in the college basketball Horizon Tournament at the Athletics Center O'rena.

The Cleveland State Vikings need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 64.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Algevon Eichelberger is averaging 14.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while Torrey Patton is averaging 11.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Craig Beaudion is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Gomillion is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are averaging 67.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Rashad Williams is averaging 20.2 points and 2.6 rebounds while Xavier Hill-Mais is averaging 16.7 points and 8.2 rebounds. Brad Brechting is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Tray Maddox Jr. is dishing 2.1 assists. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have won four straight home games.

The road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

These two teams played a competitive game a couple of weeks ago, and I'm not looking to lay big chalk between two losing teams in a tournament game. The Cleveland State Vikings lose on the road by an average of 13.7 points, but they're 8-7 against the spread on the road and 17-12-1 against the spread on the season. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are just 5.6 against the spread at home where they actually lose by an average of 0.3 points and shoot just 43.8 percent from the field. This should be another tight game between two subpar teams. Give me the points.

Randy’s Pick Cleveland State Vikings +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.