Cleveland State Vikings vs Toledo Rockets Prediction, 12/1/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland State Vikings vs Toledo Rockets
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Location: Savage Arena in Toledo, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland State (+9)
Savage Arena is the venue where and the Toledo Rockets (1-2) will take on the Cleveland State Vikings (11-21 last season) on Tuesday. Toledo opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 138.5.
Cleveland State enters this contest after finishing with a mark of 11-21 last season. The Vikings shot 29.4% on three-point shots (120 of 408) and 66.4% from the charity stripe. They averaged 64.2 points per contest (207th in the country) while going 41.6% from the field. They gave up possession 15.2 times per game and as a squad committed 20.3 fouls per contest. As a group, Cleveland State collected 35.0 rebounds per game and totaled 379 assists over the course of last year, which was 2nd in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Vikings were able to force 14.3 turnovers per game and they drew 19.4 personal fouls. The Vikings gave up a FG percentage of 43.0% (774 of 1,800) and they relinquished 36.1 boards per game as a team. They were ranked 355th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 425 surrendered last year. They gave up 33.7% from 3-point land and they ranked 246th in the country in opponents PPG (71.8).
The Cleveland State Vikings took the court against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 80-59 in their last game. Cleveland State finished the game having earned a 38.7% FG percentage (24 out of 62) and knocked down 2 out of their 11 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Vikings knocked down 9 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 56.3%. In reference to rebounding, they earned 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 11 assists in this matchup as well as having 3 steals and 2 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Cleveland State allowed 38.7% from the floor on 24 out of 62. Oakland distributed 16 assists and 5 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Golden Grizzlies pulled down 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Oakland walked away from this one shooting 69.6% from the charity stripe by burying 16 of their 23 tries. They also made 8 out of their 24 attempts from downtown.
Torrey Patton is one guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He ended up scoring 11 points on 4 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins and totaled 11 boards. Patton finished the game at 33.3% from the field and distributed 3 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of minutes in the matchup for the Vikings was Tre Gomillion. He grabbed 3 rebounds and also accumulated 5 assists. He shot 66.7% from the floor in this game by going 4-of-6 (9 points). When the game finished, Gomillion played for 29 min.
Toledo has a record of 1-2 on the season. As an offense, the Rockets are shooting 38.9% from the floor, which is 211th in college basketball. Toledo has scored 212 pts so far this season (70.7 per contest) and they pull in 41.3 boards per game. They are getting an assist 16.7 times per game (66th in the country) and they are giving up possession 12.7 times per game. The Rockets are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls per game and they shoot 73.8% from the free throw line. The Rockets on defense are ranked 169th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 63.3. They are forcing 12.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 38.9% from the field (167th in college basketball). The Toledo defense surrenders 19.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (13 of 66) and opponents are connecting on 71.9% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.0 dimes and 37.3 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 206th and 256th in those categories.
When they last stepped on the court, the Toledo Rockets took a loss by a final score of 76-73 against the Xavier Musketeers. The Rockets earned 29 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 34 for this contest. They turned away 2 tries while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Musketeers earned 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Rockets to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a rate of 79.2%. With respect to shots from downtown, Toledo buried 10 out of 19 attempts (52.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Rockets finished 22 for 57 from the field which had them shooting 38.6%. The Rockets allowed the Musketeers to make 28 out of their 65 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1% for this game. They finished shooting 27.3% from three-point range by going 6 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 19 at the free throw line (73.7%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Toledo permitted Xavier to pull down 38 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
Setric Millner ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Rockets for the matchup. He converted 5 out of 11 for the contest giving him a rate of 45.5%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Millner grabbed 15 rebounds in his 35 minutes and earned 2 assists for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Toledo was Marreon Jackson. He scored 19 points in his 33 minutes on the court via 5 of 18 shooting for the matchup. Jackson walked away from this one going 27.8% from the floor as well as contributing 6 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toledo (-9)
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