Cleveland State Vikings vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland State Vikings vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland State (+10)
Convocation Center is the venue where and the Ohio Bobcats (2-1) will play the Cleveland State Vikings (0-1) on Sunday. Cleveland State opens this matchup as 10-point dogs. The total has been set at 139.5.
Cleveland State heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 0-1 on the campaign. They turn it over 14 times per game and as a group they are committing 22 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Cleveland State is pulling in 43 rebounds per game and has accounted for 11 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 283rd in college hoops in terms of passing. The Vikings are shooting 29.2% on 3-point shots (7 of 24) and 40.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 61 pts per game (259th in Division 1) while going 40.6% from the field. On defense, the Vikings are forcing 9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 8 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.3% from 3-point land while they are 149th in college hoops in opponents points per game (70). The Vikings are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 36.8% (21 of 57) and they concede 36 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 28th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 13 relinquished on the year.
The Cleveland State Vikings faced off with the Toledo Rockets and took a loss by a score of 70-61 in their last game. Cleveland State walked away from the game having earned a 40.6% field goal percentage (26 of 64) and knocked down 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Vikings buried 2 of their 5 shots for a percentage of 40.0%. In terms of hauling in boards, they earned a total of 40 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 11 assists for the game while having 3 steals and 4 rejections. With respect to the defense, Cleveland State allowed the other team to go 40.6% from the field on 26 out of 64. Toledo doled out 13 assists and 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Rockets pulled down 32 boards (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 4 rejections. Toledo went 80.0% from the free throw line by making 20 of 25 attempts. They buried 8 of 24 shots from distance.
Craig Beaudion is someone who saw a lot of action for this game. He was able to score 12 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and snagged 4 rebounds. Beaudion shot 42.9% from the field and dished out 2 dimes. Someone else that had an impact in this contest for the Vikings was Tre Gomillion. He pulled down 8 boards and also earned 4 dimes. He shot 71.4% from the field for this contest by hitting 5-of-7 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Gomillion played for 27 min.
Ohio has a mark of 2-1 on the campaign. The Bobcats have committed 16.7 fouls every game and they shoot 58.7% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.3 times per game (76th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. Ohio has tallied 243 points so far this year (81.0 per contest) and they grab 34.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bobcats are connecting on 49.7% from the field, which is ranked 110th in the nation. The Bobcats on defense are ranked 145th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 70.0. They surrender 12.0 dimes and 34.3 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 118th and 112th in those categories. The Ohio defense gives up 31.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (19 of 60) and opponents are converting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 16.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the floor (121st in college hoops).
In their last game, the Ohio Bobcats took a defeat with a final score of 77-75 against the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Bobcats were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 22 for the contest. They also turned away 3 tries while earning 10 steals for this contest. The Fighting Illini were called for 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Bobcats to the free throw line for a total of 9 shots. They were able to bury 4 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 44.4%. Regarding shooting from distance, Ohio knocked down 9 out of their 19 attempts (47.4%). When all was said and done, the Bobcats went 31 out of 65 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7%. The Bobcats permitted the Fighting Illini to knock down 28 of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.3% for the game. They finished 40.0% from distance by shooting 6 out of 15 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 24 at the charity stripe (62.5%). When it comes to rebounding, Ohio allowed Illinois to pull down 42 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Ben Vander Plas was pivotal for the Bobcats for this contest. He made 8 of 18 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Plas totaled 5 rebounds in his 39 mins played and earned 2 dimes for the contest. One more player that was important for Ohio was Jason Preston. He ended up finishing with 31 points in 37 minutes played by way of 13 out of 23 shooting in the game. Preston wrapped this one up going 56.5% from the field while also collecting 8 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland State (+10)
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