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Sam Houston State BearkatsCleveland State Vikings
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds


Cleveland State looks to cover the Vikings-Bearkats pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 10-2 mark when they host Sam Houston State in college basketball action.

Cleveland State battles the Bearkats, currently sitting with a 4-7 mark (0-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-7-1 for the Vikings and 1-2 for the Bearkats.

View Sam Houston State vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 84-rated Sam Houston State taking on the No. 209-rated Vikings in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 64-56 win for the Vikings on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bearkats rank No. 161 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.8 per game. That compares with Cleveland State’s No. 304 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland State is college basketball's No. 222-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Bearkats rate No. 267 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 32-rated defense on the road, allowing 61 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 190 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Sam Houston State was a 73-49 winner at home against Northern Arizona. The battle between the Bearkats and Lumberjacks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northern Arizona was handed a 73-49 defeat on Tuesday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 70-55 result against South Florida on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Tim Kamczyc scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 70-55 to South Florida at Sun Dome on Monday).

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toledo are 2-2
After playing South Florida are 1-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Bearkats at Vikings trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cleveland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Sam Houston State home to Samford, Wednesday, December 28
Cleveland State at Toledo, Wednesday, December 28