Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Vikings versus the Golden Grizzlies? Tip off is at at 1:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena in Rochester, MI. The over/under for this game is set at 147.5 points, and Oakland is favored by -4.5 vs. Cleveland State in a Horizon League conference matchup.

CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -4.5

This game will be played at Athletics Center O’rena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Not only will Oakland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Vikings Offense Score Enough in Rochester?

Despite being the underdog, Cleveland State has been the favorite in 13 of their 23 games this season. They have gone 11-2 in those games, including a 77-65 win over Detroit in their last game.

On the road, the Vikings are just 3-8 this season, compared to their 10-1 record at home. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 3-7.

When looking at Cleveland State’s ATS record for the season, they are currently at .500 with an 11-11 mark. On the road, their ATS record is 5-6 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Cleveland State’s games this season (146.8). So far, the over/under record for the Vikings sits at 11-11. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points, which is higher than today’s line.

The Cleveland State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Detroit. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.2% while connecting on 5 threes. Tristan Enaruna is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.9. Meanwhile, Drew Lowder also brings a PPG average of 12.6 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Cleveland State defense is giving up an average of 73.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Detroit, the Titans finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 65 points vs. Cleveland State.

Will the Golden Grizzlies Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home, Oakland has been a solid team this season, going 7-3 with an average scoring margin of +3.0 points per game. They have won five straight games at home, and they have gone 9-3 this season when favored.

Overall, Oakland is 14-9, and they are 7-3 in Horizon League play. In their last game, they defeated Robert Morris by a score of 87-72.

As the favorite this season, Oakland has gone 6-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Grizzlies have gone 4-6 ATS. In their last 3 home games, Oakland is 1-2 ATS and over their last 10 home games, the team is 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Oakland’s games is 11-10. So far, their games have averaged 147 points, which is similar to the average over/under line of 145.6. Today’s over/under line is 147.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points.

In their latest game, Oakland offense put up 87 points against Robert Morris. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52.7% and made 15 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Trey Townsend, who holds an average of 16.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jack Gohlke is averaging 10.4 points per game this season.

At this time, the Golden Grizzlies’ defense is positioned 221st in the country, permitting 74.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Robert Morris, the Colonials finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 72 points vs. Oakland.