Betting on today's Golden Grizzlies and Vikings game? Catch the action at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH, as the Vikings hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Horizon League conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with the Vikings being the favored team playing at home against the Golden Grizzlies.


The Pick: Cleveland State Vikings -2.5

This game will be played at Wolstein Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, December 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Vikings.
  • Not only will Cleveland State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Are the Golden Grizzlies Ready for a Road Win?

Oakland comes into this game with a 6-7 record, having played 13 games so far this season. In their previous ten road games, which includes those from last year, they have a 4-6 record. At the moment, Oakland has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 9-3. However, in their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

Oakland comes in with an over/under record of 7-5-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 145.8 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Golden Grizzlies' games have averaged 150 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.

The Oakland offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Dayton. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.3% and connected on 8 threes. Trey Townsend is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 16.3. Meanwhile, Jack Gohlke also brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.

At this time, the Golden Grizzlies' defense is positioned 179th in the country, permitting 72.3 points per game. Against Dayton in their most recent game, the Oakland defense gave up a total of 91 points while allowing Dayton to hit 50% of their shots.

Will the Vikings Defense Show Up at Home?

Cleveland State is heading into their 14th game of the season with a record of 8-5. In their previous ten home games, including last year, Cleveland State has a home record of 9-1. Against the spread, Cleveland State has compiled a record of 7-4 thus far in the season. In their last five games, the team is 4-1 ATS.

Cleveland State comes in with an over/under record of 5-6-0 through 13 games, with their games averaging a combined 144.4 points per game so far. The Vikings' last five games have finished with a combined 144 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In their recent game, the Vikings' offense concluded with 76 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.2 points per contest. Drew Lowder was the leading scorer for the Vikings, putting up 26 points. In addition, Tristan Enaruna contributed 23 points.

At present, the Vikings' defense is nationally ranked 111st, allowing 68.6 points per game. Cleveland State's three-point defense is currently 81st in the country at 6.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.6% of their shots vs. Cleveland State.