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#789 Cleveland State at #790 Bowling Green
When and where: Dec. 15, 2019. Stroh Center, Bowling Green, OH, 4 p.m.
Bowling Green hopes to extend its winning streak to three straight when the Falcons play host to Cleveland State on Sunday. Bowling Green is 7-2 on the season while the Vikings are 4-6.
Vikings have lost two straight
Cleveland State was sitting at .500 until losing two straight to start the month of December. The Vikings lost at home to Toledo, 80-65, on Dec. 4 and then went on the road and lost at Kent State, 81-59.
Against Kent State, the Vikings fell behind by 21 at halftime, but played the game pretty much even in the second half.
Eichelberger leads the team averaging 13.1 points per game along with 7.9 rebounds. Craig Beaudion leads in assists with 2.3 per game.
🏀 Cleveland State plays the final game of three consecutive contests against MAC opponents as it visits Bowling Green for a non-conference game on Sunday (Dec. 15) at 4 p.m. in the Stroh Center. #GoVikes https://t.co/BhtxMthOSZ pic.twitter.com/O36dXPb2cy— Viking Athletics (@CSU_Athletics) December 14, 2019
Cleveland State averages only 61.2 points per game, ranking 335th nationally. The Vikings allow 72.6 points per game (264th).
Falcons have won two straight
Bowling Green has won its past two games plus six of their past eight. Most recently, the Falcons edged Oakland, 68-65, at home.
Bowling Green trailed by four with 1:26 left against Oakland but rallied to finish off the game with a 9-2 run.
Justin Turner leads the team averaging 19 points per game to go along with his 4.2 assists and 2 steals. Plowden is the top rebounded at 7.3 per game. Turner, however, is questionable with a hamstring injury.
Bowling Green averages 78.9 points per game, good for 59th nationally. The defense, though, isn’t as good at 72.9 points per game (267th).
• Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing straight-up record
• Falcons are 25-9 ATS in their last 34 Sunday games
• Falcons are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall
The supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are:
• Vikings are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games
• Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games
• Vikings are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
Bowling Green is 4-2-1 against the spread, although in their last three games, they have failed to cover twice and once finished with a push. Prior to that, they had covered four straight games in which a line was posted.
Cleveland State is 4-6 on the season, but even worse against the spread at 3-6. They have failed to cover two pretty big lines in their most recent efforts, 19 points against Kent State and 13 points against Toledo. With a terrible offense and a pretty bad defense, it’s not likely the Vikings will be able to cover even this high number
Take Bowling Green -16.5
Prediction: Bowling Green -16.5
Full-Game Total Pick
Cleveland State has had five games go over on the season compared to four under the total. The Vikings have had three straight games go over and five of their last seven.
Bowling Green has also had more games go over (four) than under (three) on the season. Bowling Green’s most recent game went under, but three of their past five have gone over.
Prediction: Over 142