Peterson: Best bet for Cleveland State vs. Oklahoma State

By Greg Peterson  ( 

December 12, 2021 09:43 PM

The Cleveland State Vikings enter Monday’s clash with Oklahoma State on a six-game winning streak and will look to keep pace with the Cowboys in Stillwater.

Cleveland State Vikings vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (-13, 132)

(stats as of Sunday morning)

The Vikings have scored at least 72 points in five of their six wins in this stretch, but are shooting just 30.3 percent from 3-point range against Division I opponents. They are also making only 67 percent of their free throws, which is 265th nationally.

Oklahoma State has been worse at the free throw line this season, ranking 301st in the country in free throw shooting percentage at 65.5 percent, while making just 28.8 percent of their 3-point attempts, which is 305th.

This game also features a pair of teams without a dominant scorer, as neither team has a player averaging more than 12.9 points per game. Each defense is good at generating turnovers, with Cleveland State 40th in the country in steals on a per-possession basis and Oklahoma State eighth in turnovers forced on a per-possession basis.

With Oklahoma State 11th in the country in points allowed on a per-possession basis and Cleveland State outside the top 200 in total possessions per game, points will be at a premium in Stillwater on Monday.

Pick: Under 132

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