Cleveland State Vikings at Wright State Raiders ATS Prediction 01/16/20

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The Cleveland State Vikings (7-11, 3-2 Hor) will be at the Ervin J. Nutter Center to take on the Wright State Raiders (15-4, 5-1 Hor) in a Hor matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Cleveland State Vikings vs. Wright State Raiders Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last outing. The Raiders fell to the UIC Flames, 76-72, while the Vikings were defeated by the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 68-55.

Cleveland State forced Oakland into a turnover percentage of 24.2 (above their season average of 18.6) while Wright State forced UIC into a turnover percentage of 22.1 (above the 17.1 mark opponents have averaged against Wright State this season). Loudon Love played well for Wright State with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Cleveland State was led by Algevon Eichelberger, who recorded 20 points and six rebounds.

The Raiders dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent matchup, Wright State won 87-61. The Raiders’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Vikings. Wright State had a rate of 10.6, while Cleveland State posted a mark of 17.0. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The prolific offense of Wright State (31st in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 110.6) will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of Cleveland State (301st in the country with a defensive efficiency of 104.5). The Raiders figure to have the edge on that end of the court. Moreover, the Vikings are among the country’s best at getting to the line, ranking 54th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.267). The Raiders, meanwhile, rank 48th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.171).

Cleveland State Vikings vs. Wright State Raiders Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Wright State ranks 12th in rebounds per game (41.5) while Cleveland State ranks 215th (33.9).
  • The Raiders rank 83rd in blocks per game (3.7) while the Vikings rank 150th in blocks allowed per game (5.1).
  • Wright State ranks 102nd in steals per game (6.9) while Cleveland State ranks 168th in steals allowed per game (7.6).
  • The Raiders rank 138th in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while the Vikings rank 291st (13.4).
  • Wright State ranks 34th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Cleveland State ranks 165th (13.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 10.0, down from 10.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Vikings have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (6.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (2.0 below their season average).