NCAA hoops odds preview - Cleveland State vs. Robert Morris
Cleveland State Vikings vs Robert Morris Colonials Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Robert Morris vs Cleveland State battle Tuesday at Sewall Center as the Colonials look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Colonials bring a 2-3 record (2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-1 Vikings, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Robert Morris go 0-0 so far and the Vikings go 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 122-ranked Colonials and the No. 99-rated Vikings in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 74-61 win for the Vikings on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Robert Morris's No. 256 nationally ranked offense (63.6 points per game) against a Vikings defense that sits as the No. 153 at 64.6 PPG. The Colonials have been averaging 36.9% from the field, less than the Vikings have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).
Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 249-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Robert Morris, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.
Cleveland State won its last outing, a 71-69 result against Ala Huntsville on November 19. Cleveland State earned a 71-69 victory over Ala Huntsville on Monday, getting 15 points from Charlie Lee at Sewall Center.
Robert Morris was a 71-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bowling Green. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Colonials got 16 points from Velton Jones as Robert Morris ran past Bowling Green 71-60 on Monday at Sewall Center.
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Vikings at Colonials trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State at Ball State, Wednesday, November 28
Robert Morris at Savannah State, Monday, November 26