Youngstown State Penguins vs Wright State Raiders Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Jan 23, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Wright State Raiders vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

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Beeghly Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Youngstown State Penguins and the visiting Wright State Raiders in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Penguins currently sports a 10-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-8-1 ATS. The Raiders are 14-5 and 12-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Penguins produce a 6-3-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Raiders have gone 7-5 against the number.

View Wright State vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 100 and the Raiders at No. 189 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-69 result in favor of the Penguins.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Youngstown State's No. 92-ranked scoring average of 71.1 PPG, against a Raiders defense rated No. 14 and allowing 56.8 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, less than the Raiders shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wright State owns the country's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 61.2 points per game on the highway. Youngstown State, on the other hand, rates No. 67 in scoring at home.

Wright State was a 64-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Detroit. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Wright State got 15 points from Kendall Griffin en route to a 64-62 victory over Detroit on Monday at Calihan Hall.

Last time out for Youngstown State, they were a 75-72 winner as they battled Wisc-Milwaukee on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 3-point favorite. Kamren Belin scored 21 points leading the Penguins to a 75-72 victory over Wisc-Milwaukee at U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday.

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

A few Raiders at Penguins trends to consider:
Wright State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wright State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Wright State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Wright State is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
Youngstown State is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Wright State
Youngstown State is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 6 games when playing at home against Wright State
Youngstown State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Wright State home to Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, January 26
Youngstown State home to Cleveland State, Saturday, January 26

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