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College Basketball Matchup - Western Illinois Leathernecks Cleveland State Vikings Odds Preview

Cleveland State VikingsWestern Illinois Leathernecks
Feb 23, 8:00 PM | Western Hall

Cleveland State Vikings vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds

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The Western Illinois Leathernecks will be trying to slam the Cleveland State Vikings on Saturday when the teams tip off at Western Hall in college betting action.

This season, the Leathernecks are 19-6 overall and 14-6-1 ATS ATS, while the Vikings are 13-16 and 9-16 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Western Illinois boasts a 9-9 on the OU, and Cleveland State is 9-11-1.

View Cleveland State vs Western Illinois Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Vikings were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 191-ranked Leathernecks and the No. 312-rated Vikings in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-57 win for the Leathernecks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Western Illinois's No. 300-rated squad against Cleveland State's No. 303-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Western Illinois rates No. 277 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 130 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 305-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.8 points per game. Western Illinois, meanwhile, comes in at No. 308 nationally in scoring at home.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 50-41 result against Wright State on February 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Vikings endured a 50-41 loss at the hands of the Raiders on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Charlie Lee at Wolstein Center.

Western Illinois lost its last outing, a 64-55 result against South Dakota State on February 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Ceola Clark III scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Leathernecks to a win (they lost 64-55 to South Dakota State at Frost Arena on Saturday).

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After playing Wright State are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Vikings at Leathernecks trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Cleveland State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road

Next up:
Cleveland State at Loyola of Chicago, Saturday, March 2
Western Illinois home to UMKC, Thursday, February 28