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Cleveland State vs. Green Bay - 2/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Green Bay at Cleveland State
Date & Time Thursday February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Wolstein Center
Cleveland, OH
The Line
Green Bay Phoenix -3 -- Over/Under: 163
TV Channel
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The Green Bay Phoenix and the Cleveland State Vikings meet in Horizon League college basketball action from the Wolstein Center on Thursday night.

The Green Bay Phoenix will look for some consistency after splitting their last 20 games this year following a 90-74 win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in their last outing. Cody Schwartz led the Phoenix with 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting from 3-point range while Josh McNair added 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting with a pair of steals. ShanQuan Hemphill and Sandy Cohen III each had 15 points and a team-high 6 rebounds with Hemphill adding a pair of steals while Cohen III had a team-high 5 assists. JayQuan McCloud added 8 points with 5 assists of his own while Kameron Hankerson had 6 boards of his own in the win. Cohen III leads the Phoenix with an average of 16.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Green Bay is averaging 83.8 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 34.6% from behind the 3-point line and 70.2% from the foul line this season.

The Cleveland State Vikings will look to rebound from back-to-back road losses following an 83-68 loss to Oakland in their last outing. Rashad Williams and Dontel Highsmith each had 19 points as the lone pair of double-digit scorers for Cleveland State in the losing effort, with Williams shooting just 7 of 22 with 5 threes and a team-high 5 assists with a pair of steals while Highsmith had a perfect shooting night, going 7 of 7 from the floor, including 5 of 5 from behind the 3-point line. Stefan Kenic added 9 points and a team-high 6 rebounds as well in the defeat. Tyree Appleby was held scoreless in 10 minutes but still leads Cleveland State with an average of 16.5 points and 5 assists per game while Jaalam Hill leads the Vikings in rebounding with 6.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Cleveland State is averaging 73.2 points per game on 42.7% shooting from the field, 36% from behind the 3-point line and 68.6% from the foul line this season.

Green Bay is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall while the over is 13-3 in their last 16 conference games. Cleveland State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. Green Bay is 20-8-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams at Cleveland State.

Green Bay has had issues ATS on the road and have trouble putting consistent results together for most of the season. However, one thing that the Vikings have done consistently for the most part is lose and a lot of those losses haven’t been close. I think given Green Bay’s success ATS in this matchup both overall and on the road, you have to lay the bucket with the Phoenix in this spot.

Green Bay -3

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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