Cleveland State Vikings at Toledo Rockets Betting Prediction

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The Cleveland State Vikings (2-6) will travel to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets (6-1). The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Cleveland State Vikings vs. Toledo Rockets Betting Odds

In their last game, the Rockets dismantled the North Alabama Lions, 80-59, while the Vikings lost to the DePaul Blue Demons, 83-73.

The Rockets, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.574, had an outstanding mark of 0.627 and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.9 (above their season average of 31.3). Cleveland State, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 17.1). Luke Knapke had a good outing for Toledo, recording 18 points and six rebounds. Tyree Appleby, meanwhile played a key role for Cleveland State with 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

The Rockets won the lone game between these two teams last season, 77-62. Toledo had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (32.1 vs. 19.4). Cleveland State, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the charity stripe (12-16; 75.0 percent).

The high-powered offense of Toledo will clash against the bottom-tier defense of Cleveland State. Since the 2017-18 season, the Rockets rank 24th in offensive efficiency, while the Vikings are 290th in defensive efficiency. The Rockets should have the edge on that side of the ball. Additionally, the Vikings rank 268th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.214), while the Rockets rank 18th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.183).

Cleveland State at Toledo Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Toledo, ATS Winner – Cleveland State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Toledo ranks 19th in assists allowed per game (10.7) while Cleveland State ranks 286th (15.3).
  • The Rockets average 23.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. The Vikings rank 221st in three pointers allowed per game (23.2).
  • Toledo ranks 97th in blocks per game (3.8) while Cleveland State ranks 132nd in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • The Rockets rank 97th in rebounds per game (37.0) while the Vikings rank 316th (31.5).
  • Cleveland State ranks 164th in steals per game (6.1) while Toledo ranks 300th (3.9).