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Wisc-Green Bay PhoenixYoungstown State Penguins
Jan 22, 2:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

7-11TEAM RECORD10-8

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Beeghly Center Sunday as host Youngstown State looks to handle the Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix in NCAAB action.

The Phoenix will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 7-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Penguins are 7-7 ATS. Wisc-Green Bay is 7-8 on the totals; Youngstown State is 8-5-1.

View Wisc-Green Bay vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 237 (Penguins) and the No. 135 (Phoenix) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-63 result in favor of the Penguins has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Phoenix is ranked No. 145 in NCAA hoops at 35.4 per game. Contrast that with Youngstown State’s No. 259 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Youngstown State is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 9.1 per game, while Wisc-Green Bay rates No. 257 at 5.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wisc-Green Bay owns the country's No. 174-rated mark, allowing 70.8 points per game on the highway. Youngstown State, on the other hand, rates No. 276 in scoring at home.

Wisc-Green Bay lost its last outing, a 78-68 result against Cleveland State on January 20. They earned a push in that game as a 10-point underdog. The Phoenix got 15 points from Kam Cerroni, but it was Cleveland State that prevailed in a 78-68 final on Friday at Wolstein Center.

Youngstown State was a 68-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Blake Allen went off for 27 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Youngstown State over Wisc-Milwaukee, 68-66, on Friday at Beeghly Center.

Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After playing Cleveland State are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 0-10
After a win are 5-5

A few Phoenix at Penguins trends to consider:
Wisc-Green Bay is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 5 games on the road
Wisc-Green Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Youngstown State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Youngstown State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Wisc-Green Bay

Next up:
Wisc-Green Bay home to Valparaiso, Thursday, January 26
Youngstown State home to Cleveland State, Saturday, January 28

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