Oakland vs. Cleveland State - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland vs. Cleveland State - 3/3/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland State (11-20) at Oakland (13-18)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Athletics Center Orena)

The Line: Oakland -8.5 -- Over/Under: 130 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland State Vikings (11-20, CONF 7-11) and Oakland Golden Grizzlies (13-18, CONF 8-10) face off in a Horizon League Tournament showdown at Athletics Center O'Rena. Oakland has won both games against Cleveland State this year, and they were able to cover one of those spreads. 

Cleveland State has been competitive at times this year, but the last month hasn’t been too kind winning only two of the last eight games. On the road this season Cleveland State only has three wins and they have struggled on both sides of the ball.

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Cleveland State is averaging only 62 points per game on the road and the defense is giving up 75.7 points. In the last game against Oakland, Cleveland State is giving up 79 points. 

Cleveland State is led by forward Algevon Eichelberger who is averaging 14.4 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. 

Oakland hopes they are getting hot at the right time and can make another run to the NCAA Tournament. Coming into this game Oakland has won four of the last five games and during that stretch they have covered each of the wins. 

At home this season Oakland is averaging 71.2 points per game while the defense is giving up 74 points. 

Oakland has a star in their team in guard Rashad Williams who is averaging 20.2 points but he is only shooting 35 percent from the field. In the last game against UIC, Williams put up 29 points with 15 of those points coming from deep. 

The under is 9-3 in Cleveland State’s last 12 games played on Tuesday. Cleveland State is 15-37 against the spread in their last 52 games played on Tuesday. The over is 20-6-1 in Oakland’s last 27 games played on Tuesday. The under is 8-2 in the last ten meetings played between Oakland and Cleveland State. 

Cleveland State has struggled on the road and they are going to have all kinds of issues guarding Rashard Williams and that will let them down in this game. Oakland has a better offense and they will have no issue covering the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Oakland -8.5

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