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Cleveland State VikingsYoungstown State Penguins
Jan 28, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Cleveland State Vikings vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

17-4TEAM RECORD11-8

A key college battle sees the visiting Vikings travelling to Youngstown State Saturday to take on the Penguins on Saturday.

The Penguins are 11-8 so far on the season, and 8-7 ATS vs. the number. The Vikings, meanwhile, are 17-4 and 8-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Youngstown State go 8-6-1 and the Vikings go 10-7-1 on the totals.

View Cleveland State vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Penguins installed as 4-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 199-ranked Penguins and the No. 133-rated Vikings in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-67 win for the Vikings on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Youngstown State's No. 198-ranked offense, averaging 67.2 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 26 at 59.6 PPG. The Penguins field goal percentage has averaged 41.8% so far, less than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.6 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 251 nationally in scoring at home.

Cleveland State was an 83-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Vikings and Panthers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wisc-Milwaukee was handed an 83-57 defeat on Sunday at Wolstein Center.

Youngstown State was a 77-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wisc-Green Bay. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Youngstown State cruised to victory on Sunday, running Wisc-Green Bay out of the gym and running up a 77-47 score at Beeghly Center.

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 6-4
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 6 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Cleveland State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Cleveland State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Cleveland State is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Youngstown State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games
Youngstown State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Cleveland State at Loyola of Chicago, Friday, February 3
Youngstown State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, January 31

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