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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats battle vs Youngstown State Penguins highlights college basketball odds menu

Youngstown State PenguinsBethune-Cookman Wildcats
Dec 21, 7:00 PM | Moore Gymnasium

Youngstown State Penguins vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Bethune-Cookman and Youngstown State on Friday, with the host Wildcats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Bethune-Cookman battles the Penguins, currently sitting with a 6-5 mark (3-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Wildcats and 3-2 for the Penguins.

View Youngstown State vs Bethune-Cookman Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 301-rated Wildcats and the No. 113-ranked Penguins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 77-70 result in favor of the Penguins.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bethune-Cookman's No. 129 nationally ranked offense (70.2 points per game) against a Penguins defense that sits as the No. 168 at 65.9 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.4% from the field, more than the Penguins have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was a 72-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Florida. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Penguins got 15 points from Kendrick Perry, but it was South Florida that prevailed in a 72-54 final on Tuesday at Sun Dome.

Bethune-Cookman was a 102-51 winner in its last match at home against Florida Christian. Bethune-Cookman cruised to victory on Monday, running Florida Christian out of the gym and running up a 102-51 score at Moore Gymnasium.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Penguins at Wildcats trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Youngstown State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Marygrove, Saturday, December 29
Bethune-Cookman at LSU, Saturday, January 5

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