Cleveland State vs Northern Kentucky College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21

Cleveland State vs Northern Kentucky College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21 Photo by Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Northern Kentucky Norse (5-4) at Cleveland State Vikings (6-3)

College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wolstein Center)

The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -3.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northern Kentucky Norse and Cleveland State Vikings meet Friday in college basketball action at the Wolstein Center.

The Northern Kentucky Norse look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 70.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Trevon Faulkner is averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while Marques Warrick is averaging 13.4 points and 1.4 assists. David Bohm is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Bryson Langdon is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 28.4 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Cleveland State Vikings look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 68 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. D’Moi Hodge is averaging 15.1 points and 1.9 assists while Torrey Patton is averaging 11.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Tre Gomillion is the third double-digit scorer and Craig Beaudion is dishing 2.4 assists. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.  

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The Norse are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Vikings are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 13-5 in Norse last 18 road games. The over is 4-0 in Vikings last 4 home games. The road team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Northern Kentucky Norse aren't good enough defensively for me to trust them on the road in a big game. The Cleveland State Vikings are playing their most consistent ball in years with six straight victories, and they've been piling up the covers on top of this winning streak. Who knows how long it lasts, but I'm not trying to step in front of the Cleveland State Vikings right now. I'll gladly lay the small chalk with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick Cleveland State Vikings -3.5

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