The Cleveland State Vikings (3-8) will be at home in Wolstein Center when they clash against the Toledo Rockets (6-5). Action starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
Toledo Rockets at Cleveland State Vikings ATS Preview
In the Rockets last contest, they easily got past the Jackson State Tigers, 83-57. Nate Navigato was the games leading scorer with 16 points on 5-for-6 shooting. Toledo dominated every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.529 (above their season average of 0.241) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.549 (above their season average of 0.525). For those same stats, Jackson State was 0.180 and 0.377, respectively.
The Vikings are hoping for a better outcome after their 81-62 loss to the No. 20 Cincinnati Bearcats in their last contest. Tyree Appleby was Cleveland State’s leading scorer with 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Cincinnati had an offensive rebounding percentage of 53.6 (above their season average of 37.5). Cleveland State, meanwhile, had an effective field goal percentage of 0.609 (above their season average of 0.516).
Points at the line might be scarce for Cleveland State in this battle. The Vikings currently rank 338th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.154, while Toledo ranks 55th in FTA rate allowed (0.186).
Toledo Rockets vs. Cleveland State Vikings Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cleveland State, ATS Winner – Cleveland State, O/U – Under
- The Rockets rank 74th in assists per game (15.5) while the Vikings rank 129th in assists allowed per game (13.5).
- Toledo ranks 94th in rebounds per game (37.5) while Cleveland State ranks 250th (31.6).
- The Rockets average 25.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 54th in the NCAA. The Vikings rank 209th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
- Cleveland State ranks 47th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Toledo ranks 102nd (6.5).
- The Vikings average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.8, down from 2.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Rockets have scored an average of 79.8 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.4 points per game (1.1 below their season average).