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NCAA hoops odds preview - Youngstown State vs. Austin Peay

Youngstown State PenguinsAustin Peay Governors
Feb 18, 8:30 PM | Winfield Dunn Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Austin Peay Governors Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD9-19

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Austin Peay vs Youngstown State battle Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center as the Governors look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Governors sport records of 9-19 and 7-15-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Penguins have 14-12 and 11-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-10 for the Governors and 11-10-1 for the Penguins.

View Youngstown State vs Austin Peay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Austin Peay sat as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Governors - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Austin Peay is rated No. 287 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Youngstown State is at No. 189. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 70-64 win for the Penguins.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penguins rank No. 265 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.7 per game. That compares with Austin Peay’s No. 238 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Austin Peay is college basketball's No. 337-ranked team at 4 per game, while the Penguins rate No. 13 with 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 212-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Austin Peay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Youngstown State, they were a 71-65 loser as they battled Wisc-Green Bay on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. The Penguins endured a 71-65 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Tuesday, despite a 23-point effort from Blake Allen at Resch Center.

Austin Peay lost its last outing, a 52-48 result against Morehead State on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. Austin Peay got 17 points from Melvin Baker but lost anyway, 52-48, to Morehead State on Wednesday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Wright State are 4-6
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tennessee-Martin are 6-4
After playing Morehead State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Penguins at Governors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Youngstown State's last 10 games on the road
Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Austin Peay is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Austin Peay is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Austin Peay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Wright State, Thursday, February 23
Austin Peay at Tennessee-Martin, Thursday, February 23