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College Insider Tournament - Cleveland State Vikings face Ohio Bobcats: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Cleveland State VikingsOhio Bobcats
21-11March 19, 2014, 07:00 | Ohio University Convocation Center23-11

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ohio University Convocation Center Wednesday as host Ohio looks to handle the Cleveland State Vikings in College Insider Tournament betting action.

Ohio was favored by 1.5 points against state rival CSU. The total was 132.5 in early betting over at BetOnline.

Cleveland State has been hot ATS, rolling up a 13-4 ATS mark in its last 17 games.

The Vikings will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 21-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Bobcats are 14-14 ATS. Cleveland State is 11-17 on the totals; Ohio is 14-12-1.

View Cleveland State Vikings vs Ohio Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Bobcats sit at No. 92 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Vikings sit at No. 26 on the same chart.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 68-63 result against Wright State on March 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Cleveland State suffered a 68-63 loss against Wright State on Saturday, getting 16 points from Charlie Lee in a losing effort at Resch Center.

In their last action, Ohio was an 83-77 loser on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Nick Kellogg scored 25 points for Ohio on Thursday, but the Zips managed an 83-77 victory over the Bobcats at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Vikings rank No. 176 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.94 per game. That compares with Ohio’s No. 126 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Ohio is college basketball's No. 45-ranked team at 7.44 per game, while the Vikings rate No. 54 with 7.34 per game.

A few Vikings at Bobcats trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games
Cleveland State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 6 games
Cleveland State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Ohio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio's last 5 games
Ohio is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Ohio is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home