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Youngstown State Penguins Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Oakland Grizzlies

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Grizzlies in Oakland at Athletics Center Orena on Monday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Oakland Grizzlies betting line as -17-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Oakland Grizzlies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Grizzlies currently sport a 9-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-1 ATS. The Youngstown State Penguins are 5-9 and 6-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Oakland Grizzlies produce a 7-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Youngstown State Penguins have gone 8-2 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 99-ranked Oakland Grizzlies and the No. 288-rated Youngstown State Penguins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 9 nationally ranked offense (86.07 points per game) against a Youngstown State Penguins defense that sits as the No. 241 at 79.64 PPG. The Oakland Grizzlies have been averaging 45.17% from the field, more than the Penguins have managed so far this season (43.47% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cameron Morse scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Penguins to a win (they lost 96-87 to Detroit at Calihan Hall on Saturday).

Kahlil Felder scored 20 points and helped out with 10 assists for Oakland on Saturday, leading the Grizzlies to a 86-68 victory over Cleveland State at Athletics Center Orena.

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Youngstown State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Youngstown State's last 7 games on the road
  • Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Oakland is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Youngstown State

Next Betting Matchups

Youngstown State home to Wisc-Milwaukee, Thursday, January 7th
Oakland at Valparaiso, Friday, January 8th