Houston Cougars vs. Cleveland State Vikings NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 2:03 PM

The No. 2 Houston Cougars (24-3) and the No. 15 Cleveland State Vikings (19-7) are set to meet in their opening-round matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, starting at 7:15 PM ET on TRU. Houston is a 20-point favorite in this game. Here's everything you need to know about this Midwest Region matchup as you fill out your brackets.

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Houston vs Cleveland State Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Houston-20-110-109134.5-112-109-37631400

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Point Total Insights

  • Houston and its opponents have gone over the current 134.5 total in 12 of 27 games (44.4%) this season.
  • 2020-21 Cleveland State games have gone over Friday's over/under on 16 of 26 occasions (61.5%).
  • The 128.5 combined points per game that these two squads have allowed this season are 6.0 fewer than the 134.5 total in this contest.
  • The Cougars record 77.6 points per game, seven more points than the 70.6 the Vikings give up.
  • The Vikings average 13.6 more points per game (71.5) than the Cougars give up (57.9).
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    Houston Betting Data

  • Against the spread, Houston has been strong this season, posting an 18-7 record.
  • When favored by at least 20 points, the Cougars have fared well against the spread, compiling a 3-1 record.
  • Houston and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 0 of 25 games this season (0%).
  • Place a bet on the Houston Cougars to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Houston Leaders

    Cougars Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Quentin Grimes1619.95.92.01.60.43.7
    DeJon Jarreau613.36.75.51.70.71.5
    Marcus Sasser1513.32.11.91.10.12.8
    Justin Gorham167.98.61.40.70.50.5
    Cameron Tyson116.80.90.50.10.02.1

    Cleveland State Betting Data

  • The Vikings have a 13-10-1 record against the spread, covering in 54.2% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 20-point underdogs, the Vikings have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Cleveland State's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (0 out of 24 games, 0%).
  • Place a bet on the Cleveland State Vikings to win this matchup at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Cleveland State Leaders

    Vikings Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Torrey Patton1614.98.62.70.90.10.9
    Tre Gomillion1611.35.62.60.80.20.1
    Craig Beaudion168.71.93.31.20.30.8
    Algevon Eichelberger106.23.91.60.50.30.1
    Deante Johnson155.75.51.20.61.20.1
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