The Cleveland State Vikings (1-3) will be at home in the Wolstein Center when they take on the FIU Panthers (1-2). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
FIU Panthers at Cleveland State Vikings ATS Preview
In the Panthers’ last outing, they lost to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, 86-77. With 21 points on 6-for-10 shooting, Devon Andrews was the game’s leading scorer. North Carolina State had a much better turnover percentage (12.9 vs. 26.9). FIU, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.608 vs. 0.493).
The Vikings are hoping for a better outcome after their 90-63 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks in their last outing. Tre Gomillion led Cleveland State in scoring with 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting. South Carolina had a turnover percentage of 9.5 (better than their season average of 18.4). Cleveland State, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the charity stripe (21-27; 77.8 percent).
This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Cleveland State. Since last season, Cleveland State ranks 228th in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.4 percent), while the gambling defense of FIU has forced the fifth-most turnovers in the country (24.7 percent).
FIU vs. Cleveland State Betting Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Cleveland State, ATS Winner – Cleveland State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Panthers rank 18th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Vikings rank 167th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
FIU ranks 168th in rebounds per game (35.5) while Cleveland State ranks 314th in rebounds allowed per game (39.5).
FIU ranks 30th in three pointers attempted per game (26.9) while Cleveland State ranks 274th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
The Panthers rank first in steals per game (10.6) while the Vikings rank 231st in steals allowed per game (7.1).
FIU averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 74th in the nation. Cleveland State ranks 259th in assists allowed per game (15.0).