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Cleveland State vs. Niagara - 12/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Niagara Purple Eagles (5-4) at Cleveland State Vikings (4-8)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -3 -- Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
ESPN3
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Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The Niagara Purple Eagles take the hardwood with the Cleveland State Vikings.

The Niagara Purple Eagles ran their winning streak to three games after a 77-74 win against Cornell on Sunday as a three point favorite. Cornell won the shooting battle 43.6%-40% but Niagara mustered ten more looks at the basket with a 10-24 effort from deep.

Marvin Prochet was the Purple Eagles top weapon with a game high 24 points and ten rebounds on 7-15 accuracy including five long balls and 5-11 at the line. Keleaf Tate gave Niagara 23 points and five pulls on 9-18 from the floor and 5-11 from beyond the arc while Dominic Robb added 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Cleveland State Vikings were denied a third straight win following an 88-77 loss at Illinois State as a ten point underdog on Sunday. Cleveland State connected at 34.8% and was 20-25 at the line but the 50% shooting of Illinois State eventually prevailed. 

Rashad Williams kept the Vikings competitive as he poured in 25 points on 8-12 marksmanship including 7-11 from distance while Tyree Appleby added 21 points, five pulls and seven helpers on 4-18 shooting and 12-13 at the stripe. Stefan Kenic gave Cleveland State 14 points on 4-10 and 4-5 at the stripe followed by Jaalam Hill with eight points and 12 rebounds.

Niagara Purple Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and Niagara Purple Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Horizon League. Cleveland State Vikings are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic and Cleveland State Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and Cleveland State Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.

I see scenarios where each team wins so I’ll back the points in a competitive contest…

Pick:
Niagara +3

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