St. Francis PA Red Flash vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds
The Youngstown State Penguins will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the St. Francis PA Red Flash at Beeghly Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Penguins sport records of 2-0 and 2-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Flash have 0-2 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Penguins and 0-0 for the Red Flash.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Penguins, most recently No. 221 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Red Flash, who rate No. 332 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-57 victory for the Penguins.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Youngstown State's No. 119-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Red Flash defense rated No. 291 and allowing 75.5 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 42.7% to date this season, less than the Red Flash shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Francis PA owns the country's No. 260-rated mark, allowing 75.5 points per game on the highway. Youngstown State, on the other hand, rates No. 287 in scoring at home.
St. Francis PA lost its last outing, an 86-69 result against Niagara on November 13. Stephon Whyatt scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Flash to a win (they lost 86-69 to Niagara at Gallagher Center on Tuesday).
Youngstown State won its last outing, a 68-56 result against Georgia on November 12. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. The Penguins got 23 points from Kendrick Perry as Youngstown State ran past Georgia 68-56 on Monday at Stegeman Coliseum.
Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Red Flash at Penguins trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Francis PA
Youngstown State is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 7 games at home
Youngstown State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
St. Francis PA home to Colgate, Wednesday, November 21
Youngstown State at North Dakota State, Monday, November 19