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Cleveland State vs Oakland Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Vikings vs Golden Grizzlies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Cleveland State Vikings at Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  • Where: Rochester at Athletics Center O’rena
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Cleveland State +1, CLVST -111 | OAK -110 O/U 142.0

Vikings Preview:

Cleveland State heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-10. On the road, the Vikings will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 6-7. So far, the Vikings have been the underdog 12 times, going 5-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

Cleveland State’s leading scorer this season is Tristan Enaruna, who is averaging 14.29 points per contest. So far, Enaruna has accounted for 20.37% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.29 rebounds per game and 1.08 assists. Deshon Parker is the second leading scorer for the Vikings, averaging 10.38 points per game. Between him and Parker, they are accounting for 35.2% of the team’s scoring.

Cleveland State comes into today’s matchup vs Oakland, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 47.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Vikings have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 420th in possessions per game.

Golden Grizzlies Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 9-15. Currently, the Golden Grizzlies have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 5-6. The Golden Grizzlies’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Oakland has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.

Trey Townsend comes into today’s game as the Golden Grizzlies’ leading scorer at 15.83 points per contest. Not only has Townsend been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Oakland’s top rebounder at 7.67 boards per contest. Behind Townsend, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jalen Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 17.71 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.2% of his shots and is adding 3.76 boards per game.

On offense, Oakland is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.4 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 30.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.47% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Free Spread Prediction: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -1

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Oakland as a team is just 236th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Vikings’ defense. In addition, the Golden Grizzlies have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Golden Grizzlies to come out on top and cover.