The fourth-seeded Wright State Raiders (19-13) battle the top-seeded Cleveland State Vikings (20-9) Monday in a Horizon League Tournament semifinal. Tip-off from Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis is set for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Wright State vs. Cleveland State odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Wright State advanced with a Thursday win over Oakland. The victory on home hardwood marked the Raiders’ third in a row. WSU went into the tournament having gone 15-7 over 22 regular-season games. Two of those seven losses were to Cleveland State (Dec. 4, Jan. 28).
The Vikings earned the No. 1 seed with a 15-6 conference mark. They defeated No. 10 Robert Morris in a Thursday quarterfinal after going 2-3 over their last five regular-season games.
Cleveland State (75.9 points per game) and Wright State (75.4 PPG) are the two highest-scoring teams in the Horizon League.
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Wright State vs. Cleveland State odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Wright State -103 (bet $100 to win $103) | Cleveland State -117 (bet $117 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Wright State +1.5 (-122) | Cleveland State -1.5 (-102)
- Over/Under (O/U): 146.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Wright State vs. Cleveland State odds, lines, picks and predictions
Wright State 75, Cleveland State 73
Cleveland State is shaky against mid-range jumpers, and that’s a point of strength for Wright State. The Raiders logged three clunky losses in February but were otherwise solid in ending their season on a strong trend line.
Wright State — the second-fastest team in a slower-than-average Horizon League — makes for tough opponent for a Vikings five, which would rather be pitted a slow-tempo foe. The Raiders led their second meeting against CSU much of the way before falling 71-67. It’s tough to defeat a team three times.
TAKE WRIGHT STATE (-103).
There isn’t enough of a cushion to mess with here. PASS.
Peg this game with an above-average pace and a decent number of attempts from the foul line. Other factors are wild cards, and the lean isn’t a strong one — but there is a lean on the OVER 146.5 (-112).
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