Cleveland State at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Cleveland State Vikings head to BB&T Arena to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 28 point favorites.
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Cleveland State heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-7. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 68.7 points per contest while giving up 69.6 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 10-2. They are averaging 80.8 points per game and surrendering 59.8, good for a point differential of 21.0.
Valuable Cleveland State Vikings Betting Trends
The Cleveland State Vikings are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Cleveland State Vikings are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-7 against the over/under this year
Key Cleveland State Vikings Injuries
12/20/17 F Derek Sloan Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Cincinnati
12/20/17 F Evan Clayborne Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Cincinnati
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kenny Carpenter averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Tyree Appleby averages 10.9 points per contest in 23.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 2.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Jacob Evans scores 14.2 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Gary Clark averages 12 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cleveland State averages 68.7 points per contest this year, which is 292nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 190th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 301st in Division 1. They average 33.0 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 306th and 250th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 115th with 14.4 per game. The Vikings allow 69.6 points per contest, which is 125th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.4 rebounds a game which ranks 316th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 119th place in college basketball. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 295th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 75th in the country with 80.8 points per contest this season. They are 106th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 21.0. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 85th in Division 1. They are 24th in the country in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 40th in assists per game with 16.9. The Bearcats are 186th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Bearcats give up 59.8 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 32nd with 10.7 dimes allowed per game and 70th with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bearcats are 323rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per contest this year.
The Vikings are 315th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.5, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 117th. In terms of pace they are 143rd in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 187th. As a team they are 248th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 48th in Division 1. Cleveland State is 66th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 105th in the nation.
Cincinnati is 222nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 12th in the nation. The Bearcats are 61st in the country in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 83.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 142nd in Division 1 with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 123rd. As a team they are 118th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 235th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cleveland State/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland State +28
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