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College basketball point spread favors Vikings in battle with Mavericks

Cleveland State VikingsTexas-Arlington Mavericks
1-0November 15, 2013, 08:30 | College Park Center2-1

Cleveland State pays a visit to Texas-Arlington on Friday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at College Park Center.

The Mavericks currently sports a 2-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Vikings are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks produce a 2-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Vikings have gone 0-0 against the number.

View Cleveland State Vikings vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Texas-Arlington opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Mavericks sit at No. 191 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 199 on the same chart.

Cleveland State was a 91-82 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Charlie Lee scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 91-82 to San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium on Wednesday).

Texas-Arlington was a 111-64 winner in its last match at home against Howard Payne. Texas-Arlington cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Howard Payne out of the gym and running up a 111-64 score at College Park Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas-Arlington has the nation's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 95.33 PPG. The visiting Vikings defense ranks No. 212 allowing on average 80 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 50% so far, more than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.86% per game.

Next up:
Cleveland State at Eastern Michigan, Monday, November 18th
Texas-Arlington at Kentucky, Tuesday, November 19th