Cleveland State vs Eastern Kentucky Prediction NCAAB
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- Mar 18, 2023, 8:11:40 PM
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The College Basketball Invitational is heating up, and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Cleveland State Vikings are set to face off on Sunday, March 20th at 11 a.m. EDT in Daytona Beach, Florida. In this article, we’ll provide an extensive review of both teams and make our final prediction on who will win the game.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels come into this game with a 20-13 record and a 12-6 record against ASUN opponents. They finished the regular season in second place in the ASUN and are averaging 77.4 points per game while shooting 43.5% from the field. Eastern Kentucky has had a solid season and will be looking to continue their momentum in the CBI Tournament.
Devontae Blanton has been the standout player for Eastern Kentucky, averaging 18.8 points over the last 10 games. He’ll be looking to continue his hot streak in the CBI Tournament. Tayshawn Comer has also been solid, averaging 7.8 points and 3.6 assists per game.
Last 10 Games
In their last 10 games, the Colonels have gone 6-4, averaging 73.6 points, 36.4 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 6.8 steals, and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.6 points per game.
Cleveland State Vikings
The Cleveland State Vikings come into this game with a 21-13 record and a 14-6 record in Horizon League action. They finished the regular season in second place in the Horizon League and average 10.9 turnovers per game. Cleveland State is a solid team, but they’ll need to bring their best game to beat Eastern Kentucky.
Tristan Enaruna has been the standout player for Cleveland State, averaging 19.0 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 55.2% over the past 10 games. Deshon Parker has also been solid, averaging 9.9 points and 4.1 assists per game.
Last 10 Games
In their last 10 games, the Vikings have gone 7-3, averaging 75.3 points, 35.1 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 6.5 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 71.5 points per game.
Cleveland State are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games.
Cleveland State are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland State's last 13 games played in March.
Eastern Kentucky are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games.
Eastern Kentucky are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games against an opponent in the Horizon conference.
Both Eastern Kentucky and Cleveland State are solid teams, but we predict that Eastern Kentucky will win this game. The Colonels have a strong offense and have been playing well in their last 10 games, while Cleveland State has struggled with turnovers. In addition, Devontae Blanton has been on fire for Eastern Kentucky and should continue his hot streak in the CBI Tournament. While Tristan Enaruna has been a standout player for Cleveland State, we believe that Eastern Kentucky has the edge in this matchup.
PICK: Eastern Kentucky ML (-110)
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