Cleveland State vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/19/23

Eastern Kentucky Colonels (20-13) vs Cleveland State Vikings (21-13)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:00 am (Ocean Center)

Betting Odds: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -1 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland State Vikings and Eastern Kentucky Colonials face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown in the CBI at the Ocean Center. 

Cleveland State Betting Preview

Cleveland State comes into this game with a 21-13 record overall and they have gone 16-16 against the spread. In Cleveland State’s last game against Northern Kentucky, they were competitive but ended up losing 63-61. Tristan Enaru had a strong game finishing with 17 points and five rebounds. Cleveland State is averaging 71.7 points while their defense is giving up 68.1 points per game. At times the offense has been a bit inconsistent this season, but if the offense is good here, they will be in a solid spot. Tristan Enaruna is averaging 15.7 points while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 19.6 percent from behind the three-point line. 

Eastern Kentucky Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Eastern Kentucky who sits with a 20-13 record overall and they have gone 19-10-1 against the spread. In the last game against Liberty, the offense scored 73 points, but their defense gave up 79 points on the way to the defeat. Devontae Blanton had a strong game finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds, and two assists. Eastern Kentucky is averaging 77.4 points while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. They are a team that wants to push the pace but at times the defense has been a problem. Devontae Blanton is averaging 16.6 points while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 36.4  percent from behind the three point line. 

Cleveland State vs Eastern Kentucky Trends

Eastern Kentucky is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games on Sunday. The under is 10-1 in the Colonials last 11 games following a straight up loss. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This could be the highest scoring game of Sunday’s college basketball slate. These are both teams who like to play a faster pace, and especially Eastern Kentucky who is averaging 77.4 points per game. There is going to be little defense played by either team and this game is going to be a shootout. Back the over to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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