The Golden Griffins and Vikings are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Vikings will host the game at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH. The over/under for this game is set at 145.5 points, and the Vikings are the home favorites against the Golden Griffins in a non-conference matchup.
CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS VS CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Canisius Golden Griffins +8.5
This game will be played at Wolstein Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE CANISIUS GOLDEN GRIFFINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Vikings.
- Even though we have Cleveland State winning straight-up, we like Canisius at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Do the Golden Griffins Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Having secured a 70-67 victory against St. Bonaventure in their latest outing, Canisius has improved their record to 1-1. During the previous ten road games, Canisius has a 3-7 record on the road, spanning into last year. Canisius’ performance against the spread has them coming into today’s game with an ATS record of 1-1. Over their last ten games, which spans last season, Canisius has accumulated an ATS record of 9-1.
Up to this point, games involving Canisius have had an average of 151.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.8 points. Their over/under record is 1-1-0. In the Golden Griffins’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 71 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
In their latest game, Canisius offense put up 70 points against St. Bonaventure. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 12 threes. The top scorer for the Golden Griffins was Tre Dinkins with 16 points, while Siem Uijtendaal also chipped in with 13 points.
Canisius’ defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 78.0 points per game.
Do the Vikings Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
As Canisius prepares for their 3rd game of the season, they have an overall record of 1-1. Canisius has gone 2-3 in their previous five home games, including last year. ATS, Canisius has put together a mark of 1-1 so far this year. Looking at the school’s last three games which includes last season, they hold an ATS record of 2-0 and an average scoring margin of 13.
So far, Cleveland State’s games have averaged 158 points per game with the average over/under line being 147 points. In the Vikings’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 76 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
Cleveland State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 82 points against Ohio. They achieved a 41.7% field goal percentage and went 25/31 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Tristan Enaruna, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while Tae Williams also maintains a PPG average of 15 leading up to the game.
At present, the Vikings’ defense is nationally ranked 48th, allowing 66.0 points per game.