Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix face Cleveland State Vikings: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Cleveland State vs Wisc-Green Bay battle Friday at Wolstein Center as the Vikings look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Vikings currently sports a 12-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-14 ATS. The Phoenix are 13-12 and 12-10-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Vikings produce a 8-9-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Phoenix have gone 5-13 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Vikings as 4-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Vikings, most recently No. 306 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Phoenix, who rate No. 114 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-61 victory for the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland State has the nation's No. 240-rated offensive output, at 64.8 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 89 allowing on average 62.7 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisc-Green Bay owns the country's No. 186-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Cleveland State, on the other hand, rates No. 159 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Wisc-Green Bay, they were a 68-59 winner as they battled Detroit at home. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Wisc-Green Bay got 16 points from Keifer Sykes en route to a 68-59 victory over Detroit on Saturday at Resch Center.
Cleveland State was a 92-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Detroit. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as underdogs. Cleveland State was run off the court by the Titans on Tuesday as Detroit routed them 92-62 at Calihan Hall.
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Youngstown State are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
A few Phoenix at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Wisc-Green Bay is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Wisc-Green Bay is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wisc-Green Bay
Cleveland State is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 7 games when playing at home against Wisc-Green Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 6 games
Wisc-Green Bay at Youngstown State, Sunday, February 17
Cleveland State home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Sunday, February 17