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Central Michigan Chippewas vs Penguins College Hoops Game Preview

Central Michigan ChippewasYoungstown State Penguins
Feb 23, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Youngstown State vs Central Michigan battle Saturday at Beeghly Center as the Penguins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Chippewas will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 12-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Penguins are 8-13-1 ATS. Central Michigan is 12-7-1 against the total, while Youngstown State is 10-8-1 versus the number.

View Central Michigan vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 125-rated Penguins and the No. 322-ranked Chippewas, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-64 result in favor of the Penguins.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Youngstown State's No. 80-ranked offense, averaging 71.4 PPG, against a Chippewas defense that ranks No. 289 at 71.6 PPG. The Penguins field goal percentage has averaged 42.5% so far, more than the Chippewas marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.8% per game.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 303-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.6 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 82 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 73-64 loser as they battled Toledo at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. Central Michigan suffered a 73-64 loss against Toledo on Saturday, getting 21 points from Kyle Randall in a losing effort at McGuirk Arena.

In their last action, Youngstown State was a 71-54 loser at home against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Youngstown State got 14 points from Bobby Hain but lost anyway, 71-54, to Wisc-Green Bay on Sunday at Beeghly Center.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Ball State are 7-3
After playing Toledo are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Valparaiso are 4-6
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Chippewas at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Michigan's last 6 games on the road
Central Michigan is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Youngstown State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Youngstown State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Central Michigan at Ball State, Wednesday, February 27
Youngstown State at Valparaiso, Tuesday, February 26