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College Basketball Matchup - Cleveland State Vikings Oakland Grizzlies Odds Preview

Oakland GrizzliesCleveland State Vikings
7-12January 16, 2014, 05:30 | Wolstein Center10-8

Cleveland State will look to improve on its 10-8 record on Thursday when they host Oakland in NCAA basketball odds action at Wolstein Center.

Supporters of the Grizzlies have watched them go 7-12 and 7-9 ATS on the year, while the Vikings are at 10-8 and 11-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Vikings are 4-10, while the Grizzlies have a 6-10 mark.

View Oakland Grizzlies vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Vikings as -8.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 76-ranked Vikings and the No. 137-rated Grizzlies in this matchup.

Oakland won its last outing, a 77-69 result against Detroit on January 11. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Corey Petros scored 23 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Oakland over Detroit, 77-69, on Saturday at Calihan Hall.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 67-66 result against Youngstown State on January 13. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Cleveland State got 17 points from Bryn Forbes but lost anyway, 67-66, to Youngstown State on Monday at Beeghly Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland State has the nation's No. 105-rated offensive output, at 74.67 PPG. The visiting Grizzlies defense ranks No. 228 allowing on average 75.89 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 47.41% so far, more than the Grizzlies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.57% per game.

A few Grizzlies at Vikings trends to consider:
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Cleveland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games
Cleveland State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Wisc-Green Bay, Wednesday, January 22nd
Cleveland State at Wright State, Sunday, January 19th