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College Basketball Matchup - Cleveland State Vikings Youngstown State Penguins Odds Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsCleveland State Vikings
Feb 5, 7:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

13-9TEAM RECORD11-12

Cleveland State looks to cover the Vikings-Penguins pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 11-12 mark when they host Youngstown State in college basketball wagering action.

Cleveland State battles the Penguins, currently sitting with a 13-9 mark (7-9-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-8-1 for the Vikings and 8-5-1 for the Penguins.

View Youngstown State vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Vikings in this one found them listed as 1-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Penguins was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Vikings at No. 303 and the Penguins at No. 83 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-64 result in favor of the Penguins.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland State's No. 245-ranked offense, averaging 64.5 PPG, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 192 at 67 PPG. The Vikings field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 150-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State lost its last outing, an 88-77 result against Detroit on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. Youngstown State suffered an 88-77 loss against Detroit on Friday, getting 22 points from Kendrick Perry in a losing effort at Calihan Hall.

In their last action, Cleveland State was a 77-66 winner on the road against Illinois-Chicago. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Vikings got 22 points from Marlin Mason as Cleveland State ran past Illinois-Chicago 77-66 on Saturday at UIC Pavilion.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Valparaiso are 6-4
After playing Illinois-Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Penguins at Vikings trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Cleveland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
Cleveland State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Cleveland State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Youngstown State
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland State's last 12 games when playing Youngstown State

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Loyola of Chicago, Thursday, February 7
Cleveland State home to Valparaiso, Saturday, February 9