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South Florida Bulls vs Youngstown State Penguins Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Youngstown State PenguinsSouth Florida Bulls
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Sun Dome

Youngstown State Penguins vs South Florida Bulls Odds

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The South Florida Bulls hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Youngstown State Penguins pay a visit to Sun Dome on the college basketball betting menu.

The Bulls bring a 5-3 record (3-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-4 Penguins, who are 3-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed South Florida go 1-1 so far and the Penguins go 2-2.

View Youngstown State vs South Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
South Florida opened as 7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulls at No. 130 and the Penguins at No. 113 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-71 result in favor of the Penguins.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penguins rank No. 65 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.8 per game. That compares with South Florida’s No. 238 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where South Florida is college basketball's No. 135-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Penguins rate No. 184 with 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. South Florida, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Youngstown State, they were a 71-44 winner as they battled Hiram at home. The battle between the Penguins and Terriers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Hiram was handed a 71-44 defeat on Saturday at Beeghly Center.

South Florida lost its last outing, a 61-49 result against Oklahoma State on December 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Victor Rudd scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulls to a win (they lost 61-49 to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday).

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
After playing Hiram are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

A few Penguins at Bulls trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
South Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
South Florida is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Youngstown State at Bethune-Cookman, Friday, December 21
South Florida home to Bowling Green, Friday, December 21