Cleveland State Vikings vs Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction, 12/13/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland State Vikings vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Value City Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland State (+25.5)
Value City Arena is the venue where and the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) will play the Cleveland State Vikings (0-2) on Sunday. Cleveland State opens this game as 25.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 139.
Cleveland State enters this one with a win-loss mark of 0-2 for the campaign. They turn it over 17.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 24.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Cleveland State is snagging 33.5 boards per game and is sitting with 17 assists for the campaign, which is 293rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Vikings are connecting on 21.3% on shots from 3-point land (10 of 47) and 73.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 53.5 points per contest (309th in the nation) on 32.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the Vikings are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 13.0 fouls. They currently rank 84th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 36 surrendered this year. The Vikings defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 48.3% (56 of 116) and they relinquish 43.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.3% from beyond the arc while they are 296th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (85.5).
The Cleveland State Vikings faced the Ohio Bobcats and took a loss by a final of 101-46 in their last game. Cleveland State finished the game with a 22.8% field goal percentage (13 out of 57) and buried 3 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Vikings buried 17 of their 21 shots for a rate of 81.0%. Regarding rebounding, they collected a total of 21 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 6 dimes for this game as well as earning 7 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to defending, Cleveland State allowed the other team to shoot 22.8% from the field on 13 of 57. Ohio recorded 23 assists and 9 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Bobcats snagged 47 rebounds (14 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Ohio walked away from this one shooting 64.9% from the charity stripe by making 24 of their 37 attempts. They made 7 of their 21 tries from beyond the perimeter.
D'Moi Hodge ended up walking away with only 4 points on 0 out of 9 shooting. He played 27 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Hodge also dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in this game for the Vikings was Deante Johnson. He had 6 rebounds and also totaled 2 assists. He finished the game at 60.0% from the field in the game via 3-of-5 (9 points). When the game finished, Johnson played for 24 min.
Ohio State has a record of 4-0 for the campaign. Ohio State has totaled 335 pts on the season (83.8 per game) and they collect 39.8 boards per game. The Buckeyes have committed 16.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 78.9% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Buckeyes are hitting on 45.0% from the field, which has them ranked 190th in the nation. They are getting an assist 13.5 times per game (177th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 8.5 times per contest. The Buckeyes on the defensive end are ranked 90th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 65.0. They allow 12.5 dimes and 32.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is 147th and 79th in those categories on the defensive end. The Ohio State defense surrenders 40.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (38 of 95) and their opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 14.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.4% from the floor (71st in college basketball).
When they last played, the Ohio State Buckeyes walked away with a victory by a final of 90-85 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Buckeyes were able to pull down 18 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the contest. They also turned away 4 shots while earning 8 steals in the game. The Fighting Irish committed 19 personal fouls for this game which got the Buckeyes to the free throw line for 24 shots. They were able to convert 21 of those for a percentage of 87.5%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Ohio State buried 11 of their 23 attempts (47.8%). At the conclusion of this game, the Buckeyes finished shooting 29 out of 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.8%. The Buckeyes permitted the Fighting Irish to make 30 of their 59 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.8% in the game. They went 45.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 11 of 24 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 from the free throw line (77.8%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Ohio State allowed Notre Dame to grab 33 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
E.J. Liddell ended up being important for the Buckeyes in the matchup. He made 7 of 15 in this matchup giving him a rate of 46.7%, which got him 19 points. Liddell snagged 12 rebounds in his 31 mins and accumulated 2 dimes for this contest. Someone else that was important for Ohio State was Justice Sueing. He totaled 16 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 of 10 from the floor for this game. Sueing finished going 60.0% from the floor and also collecting 4 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland State (+25.5)
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