The Oakland Golden Grizzlies (5-11) host the Cleveland State Vikings (6-5) in a matchup of Horizon teams at Athletics Center O'rena, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, February 5, 2021. The Golden Grizzlies are 1.5-point favorites in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has an over/under set at 139.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 5, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Vikings (+1.5)

While DraftKings has the Golden Grizzlies winning by 1.5, the model has the Vikings taking home the victory, though the margin is fairly small (1.7 points). Lean toward taking the Vikings.

Pick OU:
Over (139.5)

The model predicts a total 5.7 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: Cleveland State 73, Oakland 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Golden Grizzlies’ average implied point total this season is seven more points than their implied total in Friday’s game (78 implied points on average compared to 71 implied points in this game).
  • Oakland has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (71) 12 times.
  • The Vikings’ average implied point total on the season (71.3 points) is 2.3 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (69 points).
  • Cleveland State has scored more than 69 points in four games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Oakland and Cleveland State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 1.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Golden Grizzlies 9-7 2-2 13-3
Vikings 7-4 4-1 5-6

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Cleveland State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/30/2021 Purdue Fort Wayne Win 82-75 1/30/2021 Green Bay Win 73-65
1/29/2021 Purdue Fort Wayne Win 81-66 1/29/2021 Green Bay Win 74-68
1/23/2021 Detroit Mercy Loss 82-72 1/23/2021 Milwaukee Loss 81-80
1/22/2021 Detroit Mercy Win 86-81 1/22/2021 Milwaukee Win 64-53
1/16/2021 Youngstown State Win 81-74 1/16/2021 Wright State Loss 85-49

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