Betting on today’s Vikings and Golden Grizzlies game? Catch the action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN, as the Golden Grizzlies hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. This Horizon League conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and Oakland is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Cleveland State.

CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -5.5

This game will be played at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Monday, March 11th.

WHY BET THE OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Not only will Oakland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Vikings Chances in Indianapolis

So far this season, Cleveland State has a record of 20-13 and is currently on a three-game winning streak. They are 13-9 in Horizon League games and 7-4 in non-conference matchups. On the road, the Vikings have gone 6-10 and are currently on a two-game winning streak.

Coming into this game, Cleveland State has been the underdog in 14 games, and their record in those matchups is 5-9. Overall, they have been the underdog in 14 games, going 5-9.

As the underdog, Cleveland State has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 9-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Vikings have a mark of 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, Cleveland State has a .500 ATS record this year at 8-8.

So far this season, the over/under record for Cleveland State games is 16-16. On average, their games have finished with 147.1 points per game. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 147 points.

Cleveland State is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 82 points versus Youngstown State. This output is higher than their season-average of 76.4 points per game. For the season, the Cleveland State offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 45%. So far, they have hit 50% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 6.6 made three’s per contest.

So far, the Vikings’ defense is ranked 199th in the country at 72.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Cleveland State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.7% this season.

Does Oakland Have a Shot at a Home Win?

After winning their last game against Purdue Fort Wayne by a score of 75-65, Oakland has a record of 21-11 this season. They are 15-5 in Horizon League play, and they have won two straight games.

At home this season, the Golden Grizzlies have a record of 11-4, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home. For the year, they have been favored in 20 of their 32 games, going 15-5 as the favorite.

Overall, Oakland has an ATS record of 19-12 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 8-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Golden Grizzlies have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Oakland’s games this year (147.3). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.

In their previous game, the Golden Grizzlies’ offense finished with 75 points, which is right in line with their current average of 76.3 points per contest. Trey Townsend is leading the team in scoring at 16.3 points per contest. Jack Gohlke has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.9 going into the game.

In terms of defense, Oakland is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. Against Purdue Fort Wayne in their most recent game, the Oakland defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Purdue Fort Wayne to hit 50% of their shots.