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Youngstown State PenguinsSt. Francis PA Red Flash
Nov 26, 2:00 PM | DeGol Arena

Youngstown State Penguins vs St. Francis PA Red Flash Odds

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The St. Francis PA Red Flash will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Youngstown State Penguins at DeGol Arena on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Penguins will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Red Flash are 0-0 ATS. Youngstown State is 2-1 against the total, while St. Francis PA is 0-0 versus the number.

View Youngstown State vs St Francis PA Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 323-ranked Red Flash and the No. 332-rated Penguins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-56 win for the Penguins on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Francis PA has the nation's No. 287-rated offensive output, at 61.5 PPG. The visiting Penguins defense ranks No. 153 allowing on average 65.5 PPG. The Red Flash FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.3% per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 248-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. St. Francis PA, meanwhile, comes in at No. 87 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State lost its last outing, an 82-71 result against Penn State on November 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Youngstown State got 25 points from Blake Allen on the way to an 82-71 loss against Penn State on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

St. Francis PA was a 74-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Colgate. St. Francis PA suffered a 74-66 loss against Colgate on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Ollie Jackson in a losing effort at Cotterell Court.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After a loss are 2-8

A few Penguins at Red Flash trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-24 SU in its last 25 games on the road

Next up:
Youngstown State at Detroit, Thursday, December 1
St. Francis PA home to Niagara, Monday, November 28

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