Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for PFW after losing four in a row. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but PFW leads 35-33 over Clev. State.

PFW came into the match with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

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PFW Mastodons @ Clev. State Vikings

Current Records: PFW 13-6, Clev. State 11-8

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Clev. State is 8-2 against PFW since December of 2020, and they'll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. The pair will face off in a Horizon League battle at 2:00 p.m. ET at Wolstein Center. Clev. State will be looking to keep their 17-game home win streak (dating back to last season) alive.

The point spread may have favored Clev. State last Sunday, but the final result did not. They took a 79-71 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Phoenix. That's two games in a row now that Clev. State has lost by exactly eight points.

Meanwhile, PFW's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Wednesday after their fourth straight loss. They fell 85-79 to the Jaguars. PFW found out winning isn't easy when your three-point shooting is a whole 32% worse than the opposition.

The Vikings have not been sharp recently, as they've lost three of their last four matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 11-8 record this season. As for the Mastodons, their loss dropped their record down to 13-6.

Some high-performance offense is likely on the agenda as the pair are some of the highest scoring teams in the league. Clev. State hasn't had any problem running up the score this season, having averaged 76.8 points per game. However, it's not like PFW struggles in that department as they've been averaging 81.8 points per game. With both teams so easily able to put up points, the only question left is who can run the score up higher.

Going forward, Clev. State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by four points. This contest might not be the best time to bet them against the spread since they've let bettors down the last five times they've played.


Clev. State is a 4-point favorite against PFW, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Vikings as a 3.5-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 157.5 points.

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Series History

Clev. State has won 8 out of their last 10 games against PFW.

  • Jan 27, 2023 - Clev. State 79 vs. PFW 74
  • Jan 16, 2023 - Clev. State 72 vs. PFW 60
  • Feb 14, 2022 - PFW 102 vs. Clev. State 98
  • Jan 05, 2022 - Clev. State 65 vs. PFW 58
  • Dec 30, 2021 - Clev. State 90 vs. PFW 81
  • Mar 02, 2021 - Clev. State 108 vs. PFW 104
  • Feb 20, 2021 - Clev. State 67 vs. PFW 55
  • Feb 19, 2021 - PFW 75 vs. Clev. State 68
  • Dec 20, 2020 - Clev. State 89 vs. PFW 80
  • Dec 19, 2020 - Clev. State 63 vs. PFW 61