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Jan 26, 2:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Cleveland State Vikings vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

10-11TEAM RECORD11-8

The Youngstown State Penguins hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Cleveland State Vikings pay a visit to Beeghly Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Penguins bring a 11-8 record (5-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-11 Vikings, who are 6-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Youngstown State go 6-4-1 so far and the Vikings go 5-7-1.

View Cleveland State vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Youngstown State Penguins as 8-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 305-rated Cleveland State taking on the No. 100-rated Penguins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-63 win for the Penguins on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Youngstown State's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 70.9 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 234 at 69 PPG. The Penguins field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, more than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 78 nationally in scoring at home.

Cleveland State was a 67-55 loser in its last match at home against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Bryn Forbes scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 67-55 to Loyola of Chicago at Wolstein Center on Wednesday).

In their last action, Youngstown State was a 68-61 winner at home against Wright State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Youngstown State earned a 68-61 victory over Wright State on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Damian Eargle at Beeghly Center.

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 8-2
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Valparaiso are 3-7
After playing Wright State are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Vikings at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Cleveland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Cleveland State is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Cleveland State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Youngstown State's last 11 games when playing Cleveland State
Youngstown State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games

Next up:
Cleveland State at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 2
Youngstown State home to Valparaiso, Wednesday, January 30

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