The Cleveland State Vikings (1-4) will be at home in Wolstein Center when they challenge the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-4). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 143.5 points with Cleveland State opening as a 1.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Cleveland State Vikings Free Preview
The Red Wolves fell to the South Florida Bulls in their last contest, 72-61. Arkansas State’s Tristin Walley had a solid performance, contributing 11 points and six rebounds. South Florida did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (21-27; 77.8 percent). Arkansas State, on the other hand, held the Bulls to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.3 (below their season average of 28.7).
In the Vikings last matchup, they were defeated by the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, 74-73. Dontel Highsmith led Cleveland State in scoring with 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Central Connecticut State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 24.7). Cleveland State, meanwhile, made 13 of their 29 three pointers (44.8 percent).
Second-chance opportunities could be few and far between for Cleveland State in this contest. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Vikings rank 256th in offensive rebounding percentage (27.5 percent), while Arkansas State ranks 95th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.8 percent).
Both of these teams have typically gone under the O/U total. Arkansas State games have finished under 75.0 percent of the time, while games featuring Cleveland State have finished under 66.7 percent of the time. The Red Wolves have the superior straight up (SU) record (2-4 vs. 1-4), but the Vikings hold the clear advantage against the spread (ATS) (1-2 vs. 0-4).
The Red Wolves won the sole contest against the Vikings last season, 78-51. The Red Wolves played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.7 and a fantastic free throw rate of 0.346. The Vikings were 30.2 and 0.217, respectively, for those same stats.
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Cleveland State Vikings Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Arkansas State, ATS Winner – Arkansas State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Vikings rank 22nd in steals allowed per game (5.0) while the Red Wolves rank 120th (6.0).
- Cleveland State ranks 191st in blocks per game (3.0) while Arkansas State ranks 249th (2.6).
- Cleveland State ranks 81st in three pointers attempted per game (23.3) while Arkansas State ranks 277th (18.3).
- The Red Wolves rank 71st in rebounds allowed per game (33.4) while the Vikings rank 252nd (37.4).
- Arkansas State ranks 135th in assists allowed per game (13.0) while Cleveland State ranks 245th (14.7).