IUPUI vs Cleveland State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/1/21

IUPUI vs Cleveland State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/1/21 Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland State Vikings (4-3) at IUPUI Jaguars (1-0)

College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

The Line: IUPUI Jaguars +3.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cleveland State Vikings and IUPUI Jaguars meet Friday in college basketball action at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

The Cleveland State Vikings look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 69.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. D’Moi Hodge is averaging 16.2 points and two assists while Torrey Patton is averaging 11 points and 6.6 rebounds. Tre Gomillion is the third double-digit scorer and Deante Johnson is dishing 1.1 assists. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. 

The IUPUI Jaguars look for another win after beating Tennessee State in their opener. The IUPUI Jaguars are averaging 69 points on 36.7 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Marcus Burk is averaging 18 points and two assists while Mike DePersia is averaging 10 points and four rebounds. Bakari LaStrap is grabbing one rebound and Elyjah Goss is grabbing 16 rebounds. The IUPUI Jaguars are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The IUPUI Jaguars are allowing 17.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.

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The Vikings are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win. The over is 8-2 in Jaguars last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Vikings last 5 Friday games.

The Cleveland State Vikings are playing the better basketball entering this contest and have covered five straight games as well. The IUPUI Jaguars have just one game under their belt and haven't played in about three weeks. Not only is there a lack of sample size for IUPUI, but there's sure to be rust given the long layoff. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with Cleveland State. 

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland State Vikings -3.5

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