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NCAA Basketball Odds: Oakland Grizzlies vs Youngstown State Penguins

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Beeghly Center Thursday as the Youngstown State Penguins look to beat the odds vs the Oakland Grizzlies in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Oakland Grizzlies before tip-off in this one found them as -9-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Oakland Grizzlies vs Youngstown State Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-14 and 10-9 ATS Youngstown State Penguins will face the 15-8 Oakland Grizzlies, who own a 14-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Youngstown State Penguins are 13-6 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Oakland Grizzlies are 10-8.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 314-ranked Youngstown State Penguins and the No. 86-rated Oakland Grizzlies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Youngstown State's No. 122-ranked scoring average of 74.52 PPG, against a Oakland Grizzlies defense rated No. 233 and allowing 79.09 PPG. The Youngstown State Penguins FG% has averaged 42.22% to date this season, less than the Oakland Grizzlies shooters have managed so far (45.56% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland got 24 points and 10 assists from Kahlil Felder en route to a 85-74 victory over Northern Kentucky on Monday at BB.

Youngstown State was run off the court by the Crusaders on Saturday as Valparaiso routed them 97-68 at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Youngstown State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Youngstown State's last 12 games
  • Youngstown State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Cleveland State, Saturday, February 6th
Youngstown State at Detroit, Saturday, February 6th