Cleveland State Vikings (10-8) vs. PFW Mastodons (12-5)
January 16, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: PFW Mastodons -5.5 / Cleveland State Vikings +5.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The Cleveland State Vikings and Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons meet Monday in college basketball action at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Cleveland State Vikings Preview
The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 69.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Tristan Enaruna is averaging 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Deshon Parker is averaging 10.3 points and 4.6 assists. Tae Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Deante Johnson is dishing 1.7 assists. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game.
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Preview
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are averaging 76.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Jarred Godfrey is averaging 16.8 points and 4.1 assists, while Bobby Planutis is averaging 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Deonte Billups is dishing 1.3 assists and Damian Chong Qui is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.
Cleveland State Vikings and Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons Trends
The Vikings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mastodons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 9-3 in Vikings last 12 road games. The under is 10-4 in Mastodons last 14 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The PFW Mastodons have comfortably been the better team this season, and they’re even better at home, where they win by an average of 21.6 points and hold teams to 39.9 percent shooting. The Cleveland State Vikings just don’t have enough scoring power to give PFW a serious run on the road. I’ll lay the reasonable number with the Mastodons.