Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The Cleveland State Vikings travel to Athletics-Recreation Center to play the Valparaiso Crusaders on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Valparaiso as 21 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Vikings come into this game with an overall record of 7-14 and a road record of 2-6. They are 7-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-11. The Crusaders have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 11-6 against the spread.
Rob Edwards comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Vikings. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Andre Yates averages 10.5 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Cleveland State. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Alec Peters averages 17 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Crusaders. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Tevonn Walker averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Cleveland State averages 61.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 338th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 304th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 260th in the country. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game which ranks them 294th and 335th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 242nd with 13.5 per game. The Vikings allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 312th and 243rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 244th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in the Division 1.
Valparaiso averages 73.9 points per game this year which ranks them 144th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 195th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 142nd in the nation. They average 41.7 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 243rd respectively. In the turnover department the Crusaders rank 186th with 13.1 per game. The Crusaders allow 61.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 104th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 43rd and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the nation. The Crusaders force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in college basketball.
The Vikings average 61.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Vikings have an offensive rating of 95.4 and they assist on 46.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Cleveland State turns the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%.
The Crusaders score 74.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.1 points per game. The Crusaders have a rating on offense of 107.8 and 49.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Valparaiso turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.6%.
Cleveland State Vikings Betting Trends
The Cleveland State Vikings are 7-11 against the spread
The Cleveland State Vikings are 8-11 against the over/under
Valparaiso Crusaders Betting Trends
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 11-6 against the spread
The Valparaiso Crusaders are 8-10 against the over/under
Cleveland State Vikings Injuries
01/15/16 G Myles Hamilton Disciplinary has been dismissed
01/07/16 G Daniel Levitt ACL out for season
Valparaiso Crusaders Injuries
11/15/15 C Derrik Smits Ankle out for season
01/23/16 G Keith Carter Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland State
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland State
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