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Youngstown State Penguins home to Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersYoungstown State Penguins
Feb 15, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

6-20TEAM RECORD14-11

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers at Beeghly Center on Friday in NCAA hoops play.

The Penguins sit at 14-11 (7-12-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Panthers are currently 6-20 (9-14-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Youngstown State is 9-7-1 OU, and Wisc-Milwaukee is 9-11 OU.

View Wisc-Milwaukee vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Youngstown State opened as 11.5-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 Penguins sit at No. 101 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 297 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Penguins will win this game 71-59.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Youngstown State's No. 81-ranked offense, averaging 71.2 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 238 at 69.3 PPG. The Penguins field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, more than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.2% per game.

Defensively, Wisc-Milwaukee features the nation's No. 175-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Wisc-Milwaukee was a 71-53 winner at home against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Wisc-Milwaukee earned a 71-53 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Paris Gulley at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Youngstown State was an 88-83 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois-Chicago. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Penguins wasted a 29-point performance from Kendrick Perry in losing to Illinois-Chicago 88-83 on Sunday at Beeghly Center.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland State are 5-5
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Panthers at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Youngstown State is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
Youngstown State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Cleveland State, Sunday, February 17
Youngstown State home to Wisc-Green Bay, Sunday, February 17