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Austin Peay Governors visit Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Austin Peay GovernorsYoungstown State Penguins
3-3November 30, 2013, 07:05 | Beeghly Center6-2

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Youngstown State and Austin Peay on Saturday, with the host Penguins trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Governors will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Penguins are 3-2 ATS. Austin Peay is 2-2 against the total, while Youngstown State is 1-3 versus the number.

View Austin Peay Governors vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12-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(.

This game matches up the No. 181 (Penguins) and the No. 326 (Governors) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Austin Peay won its last outing, a 78-72 result against Montana State on November 23. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Governors grabbed a 78-72 win over the Bobcats on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Chris Horton at McGuirk Arena.

Youngstown State lost its last outing, an 83-79 result against Kent State on November 27. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Youngstown State got 32 points from Kamren Belin en route to an 83-79 loss at the hands of Youngstown State on Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Youngstown State's No. 42-ranked scoring average of 83 PPG, against a Governors defense rated No. 236 and allowing 79.33 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 44.73% to date this season, less than the Governors shooters have managed so far (47.27% per game).

A few Governors at Penguins trends to consider:
Austin Peay is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Austin Peay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Youngstown State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Austin Peay home to East Tennessee State, Wednesday, December 4th
Youngstown State at Robert Morris, Wednesday, December 4th