Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Vikings versus the Raiders? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Nutter Center in Dayton, OH. This Horizon League conference matchup has an over/under of 162 points, and the Raiders are favored to win at home vs. the Vikings.

CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS VS WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Wright State Raiders -6

This game will be played at Nutter Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Raiders.
  • Not only will Wright State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Vikings Win on the Road?

After playing 15 games, Cleveland State has a record of 10-5. In their previous ten road games, which includes last year, Cleveland State went 3-7. As Cleveland State gets ready to face Wright State, their ATS record stands at 9-5. In their last ten games, Cleveland State has been solid vs. the spread at 4-1.

Cleveland State’s games have, on average, featured 147.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 7-7-0. Their average over/under line is currently 143.4 points so far. The Vikings’ last five games have finished with a combined 154 points per game and an over/under record of 4-1.

The Cleveland State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 86 points vs. IUPUI. Overall their field goal percentage was 53.3% while connecting on 7 threes. Jayson Woodrich led the scoring for the Vikings, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Tristan Enaruna chipped in with 18 points.

At present, the Vikings’ defense is nationally ranked 124th, allowing 70.1 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Wright State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.7%.

Can Wright State Live Up to the Hype at Home?

The Raiders come into today’s game with a record of 6-8, having just lost to Milwaukee (91-83). So far this season, all of the Raiders’ games have been away from home. Wright State has a below .500 ATS record at 4-8. In their last ten games, they have gone 0-4 vs. the spread.

In 14 games, Wright State comes in with an over/under mark of 9-3-0, with their games averaging 165.5 points per game. In the Raiders’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 168 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 4-0.

In their latest game, Wright State’s offense looked good, scoring 83 points against Milwaukee. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 55.6% and made 16/21 free throws. On the offensive front, the Raiders have a season-long field goal percentage of 52%, ranking 15th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 134th in terms of percentage and 304th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Wright State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 79.6 points per game (273rd). So far, the Wright State defense is giving up an average of 6.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (495th).