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Cleveland State vs Oakland Prediction Basketball Picks 12-28-23

Cleveland State Vikings (7-5) vs Oakland Golden Grizzlies (6-7)
2023-12-28 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Cleveland State Vikings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and the Cleveland State Vikings meet in college basketball action from the Wolstein Center on Thursday night. Two teams that have started Horizon League play at 1-1, who gets conference win #2? Let’s dive in and find out with our Oakland vs. Cleveland State Prediction.

Oakland Team Preview

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies come into this one looking to rebound after back-to-back losses following a 91-67 loss to Dayton last time out. Trey Townsend leads the Golden Grizzlies across the board with 16.3 PPG, 6.9 RPG and 3.1 APG while Jack Gohlke has 11.4 PPG with 4.5 RPG and Chris Conway has 10 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oakland up to this point in the season. As a team, Oakland is averaging 71.5 PPG on 44.4% shooting from the field, 32.8% from behind the arc and 71.9% from the foul line this season.

Cleveland State Team Preview

The Cleveland State Vikings come into this one looking to build on a 90-77 win over Western Michigan last time out. Tristan Enaruna leads the across the board with 18.7 PPG and 6.7 RPG with 2.7 APG as well while Tae Williams has 12.5 PPG and 5.7 RPG and Drew Lowder has 13.8 PPG with 2.5 APG this season. As a team, Cleveland State is averaging 76.2 PPG on 43.6% shooting from the field, 36.8% from three and 65.7% from the foul line this season.

Oakland vs. Cleveland State Prediction

I’m backing Oakland here. The Golden Grizzlies have been a solid team to back all year long, especially on the road where they’ve had a tendency to play their best basketball for much of the year. The Golden Grizzlies, despite the recent struggles, have been more consistent shooting the rock as well, and when backing an underdog, I want a team that’s going to hit their free throws and the Golden Grizzlies have the advantage at the charity stripe side-by-side with the Vikings. Give me Oakland and the free bucket in this one. You can also use this pick as a part of your parlay.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Oakland +2.5

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