Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Raiders versus the Vikings? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH. Wright State come into this Horizon League conference matchup as the -2.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 164 points.

WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS VS CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Cleveland State Vikings +2.5

This game will be played at Wolstein Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE CLEVELAND STATE VIKINGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Vikings.
  • Not only will Cleveland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 164 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the Raiders Chances on the Road

Wright State has a record of 10-10 this season, including a 5-4 mark in Horizon League games. The Raiders have gone 2-6 on the road compared to 6-4 at home. In their last game, they beat Milwaukee by a score of 95-81.

So far this season, Wright State has been favored in 11 of their 20 games, going 6-5 in those contests. For the year, they have an average scoring margin of -5.2 points per game on the road.

Wright State’s overall ATS record this season is 8-10, including a 3-5 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record for the year is 4-6 and 2-1 in their last three.

So far this season, the over/under record for Wright State games is 13-5. Today’s over/under line of 164 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (158.6). Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 165 points. On the year, the average scoring total in their games is 167.6 points.

Wright State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Milwaukee, finishing the game with a total of 95 points. Their season average is now 85.2 points per game. Leading Wright State in scoring vs. Milwaukee was Brandon Noel with his 23 points. Tanner Holden also added 20 points for the Raiders.

Facing Cleveland State, Wright State aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 80.4 points allowed per game (301st). Wright State’s three-point defense is currently 185th in the country at 8.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.1% of their shots vs. Wright State.

Can Cleveland State Grab a Win at Home?

Through 20 games this season, Cleveland State has been nearly unbeatable at home, going 9-0. They have a scoring differential of +9.4 points per game at home, and they have won their last nine games.

As for their record as an underdog, the Vikings are just 2-6 this season. They have been the underdog in eight of their 20 games.

As the underdog, Cleveland State has gone 5-3 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 10-9, and they are 6-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Vikings are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Cleveland State games is 10-9. Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points compared to the season-long average over/under line of 146 points. So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 164.

The Cleveland State offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Purdue Fort Wayne. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.8% and connected on 11 threes. Offensively, the Vikings hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 247th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 83rd in terms of percentage and 186th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Vikings’ defense holds the 183rd rank in the nation, allowing 72.7 points per game. Against Purdue Fort Wayne, the Vikings’ defense gave up 68 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Purdue Fort Wayne only made 6 free-throws.