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Cleveland State vs Wright State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Vikings vs Raiders Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Cleveland State Vikings at Wright State Raiders
  • Where: Dayton at Nutter Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Cleveland State +3, CLVST +131 | WRGHT -160 O/U 143.0

Vikings Preview:

The Cleveland State Vikings head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 11-9. On the road, the Vikings will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 5-6. So far, the Vikings have been the underdog 11 times, going 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3 underdogs on the spread.

Tristan Enaruna comes into today’s game as the Vikings’ leading scorer at 13.55 points per contest. Not only has Enaruna been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Cleveland State’s top rebounder at 6.25 boards per contest. Behind Enaruna, the team has benefited from the strong play of Deshon Parker, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.25 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.9% of his shots and is adding 3.45 boards per game.

Cleveland State comes into today’s matchup vs Wright State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 20 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.

Raiders Preview:

The Wright State Raiders head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 11-9. So far this season, Wright State has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-6. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Raiders as the -3 point favorites. The Raiders have been favored 11 times, going 6-5 straight up.

Wright State’s leading scorer this season is Trey Calvin, who is averaging 18.79 points per contest. So far, Calvin has accounted for 21.98% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.89 rebounds per game and 4.37 assists. Brandon Noel is the second leading scorer for the Raiders, averaging 13.8 points per game. Between him and Noel, they are accounting for 39.0% of the team’s scoring.

Wright State comes into today’s matchup vs Cleveland State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 20 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Raiders have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 445th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Wright State Raiders -3

For this matchup, our college basketball betting model points to their being value in taking the Wright State on the spread as -3 point favorites over the Cleveland State Vikings. Not only do we see the team continuing to perform well vs the spread at home, as the school is 7-3 vs the spread (last 10), they are due to shut down a Cleveland State unit that struggles with their outside shooting. Look for a good defensive effort to be the key reason that the Raiders take care of business and cover as -3 point favorites.

 


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