Cleveland State Vikings face Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Cleveland State Vikings vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds
The Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Cleveland State Vikings pay a visit to Resch Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Wisc-Green Bay battles the Vikings, currently sitting with a 10-9 mark (6-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-9 for the Phoenix and 4-6-1 for the Vikings.
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland State before tip-off in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Phoenix, most recently No. 150 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Vikings, who rate No. 285 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-62 victory for the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisc-Green Bay has the nation's No. 228-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Vikings defense ranks No. 220 allowing on average 68.7 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.9% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Cleveland State owns the country's No. 273-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. Wisc-Green Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 270 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cleveland State was a 69-57 loser on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Vikings got 16 points from Bryn Forbes, but it was Wisc-Milwaukee that prevailed in a 69-57 final on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Wisc-Green Bay was a 67-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Youngstown State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Phoenix grabbed a 67-58 win over the Penguins on Thursday, behind a 12-point effort from Jordan Fouse at Resch Center.
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After playing Youngstown State are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Vikings at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Cleveland State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Cleveland State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Cleveland State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
Wisc-Green Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
Wisc-Green Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland State home to Loyola of Chicago, Wednesday, January 23
Wisc-Green Bay at Valparaiso, Wednesday, January 23