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Youngstown State Penguins vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds
The Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Youngstown State Penguins pay a visit to Resch Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Phoenix currently sports a 8-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-7-1 ATS. The Penguins are 9-7 and 4-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Phoenix produce a 2-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penguins have gone 5-2-1 against the number.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 150 (Phoenix) and the No. 75 (Penguins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-69 result in favor of the Penguins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisc-Green Bay's No. 231 nationally ranked offense (65.5 points per game) against a Penguins defense that sits as the No. 174 at 66.2 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 42.7% from the field, more than the Penguins have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.6 points per game. Wisc-Green Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 271 nationally in scoring at home.
Youngstown State lost its last outing, a 101-60 result against Detroit on January 10. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Youngstown State was run off the court by the Titans on Thursday as Detroit routed them 101-60 at Beeghly Center.
Last time out for Wisc-Green Bay, they were a 53-47 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Alec Brown scored 21 points leading the Phoenix to a 53-47 victory over Illinois-Chicago at Resch Center on Saturday.
Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland State are 6-4
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Penguins at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Youngstown State's last 8 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Youngstown State is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
Wisc-Green Bay is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
Youngstown State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Saturday, January 19
Wisc-Green Bay home to Cleveland State, Saturday, January 19