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Horizon Tournament - Wright State Raiders vs Youngstown State Penguins Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsWright State Raiders
March 8, 6:00 PM | Athletics-Recreation Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Wright State Raiders Odds

17-14TEAM RECORD19-11

The Wright State Raiders hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Youngstown State Penguins pay a visit to Athletics-Recreation Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This is a conference playoff game in the Horizon Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Athletics-Recreation Center).

The Raiders currently sports a 19-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-11 ATS. The Penguins are 17-14 and 10-15-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raiders produce a 13-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penguins have gone 11-11-1 against the number.

View Youngstown State vs Wright State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Raiders in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites 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 Raiders sit at No. 206 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at No. 164 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Raiders will win this game 69-67.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Penguins is ranked No. 148 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Wright State’s No. 320 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wright State is the No. 215-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Youngstown State rates No. 115 at 6.7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Youngstown State owns the country's No. 160-rated mark, allowing 69.1 points per game on the highway. Wright State, on the other hand, rates No. 302 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Youngstown State was a 62-60 winner at home against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Kamren Belin scored 15 points leading the Penguins to a 62-60 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Beeghly Center on Tuesday.

Wright State won its last outing, a 72-45 result against Youngstown State on March 2. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The battle between the Raiders and Penguins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Youngstown State was handed a 72-45 defeat on Saturday at Nutter Center.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Youngstown State are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Penguins at Raiders trends to consider:
Wright State is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wright State's last 9 games
Wright State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Youngstown State