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Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix face Cleveland State Vikings: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Wisc-Green Bay PhoenixCleveland State Vikings
20-5February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Wolstein Center18-9

Wolstein Center will host Cleveland State Vikings vs. Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Cleveland State battles the Phoenix, currently sitting with a 20-5 mark (11-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-13 for the Vikings and 8-13 for the Phoenix.

View Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Vikings installed as -3.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 46-ranked Vikings and the No. 76-rated Phoenix in this matchup.

In their last action, Wisc-Green Bay was a 71-40 winner on the road against Youngstown State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Phoenix blew out Youngstown State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-40 win 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. 71-rated offensive output, at 74.96 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 36 allowing on average 64.4 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 48.48% so far, more than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.59% per game.

A few Phoenix at Vikings trends to consider:
Wisc-Green Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisc-Green Bay is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 8 games
Wisc-Green Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Cleveland State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games
Cleveland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Wisc-Green Bay home to Valparaiso, Thursday, February 20th
Cleveland State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, February 22nd