Cleveland State Vikings home to Catamounts in NCAAB betting action
Vermont Catamounts vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds
The Cleveland State Vikings are a No. 2 seed in the NIT Region 4 bracket and they look to advance at the expense of No. 7 Vermont Catamounts at Wolstein Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.
The Vikings bring a 26-8 record (8-12-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-8 Catamounts, who are just 2-5 ATS in lined games this year. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Cleveland State go 15-7, a solid over clip for NIT bettors to consider, so far and the Catamounts go 3-3.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Vikings, most recently No. 52 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Catamounts, who rate No. 44 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-72 victory for the Vikings. [ Bracket Games Galore - check out the full list here at OddsShark.com ]
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland State has the nation's No. 89-rated offensive output, at 71.7 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 30 allowing on average 61.6 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
Defensively, Vermont features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Vermont was a 69-47 loser at home against Stony Brook. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Vermont was run off the court by the Seawolves on Sunday as Stony Brook routed them 69-47 at Chase Arena.
In their last action, Cleveland State was a 76-68 loser on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as underdogs. Cleveland State got 24 points from Norris Cole but lost anyway, 76-68, to Butler on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Butler are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Catamounts at Vikings trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland State's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games at home
Cleveland State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games