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Penguins open as college hoops underdog vs Colonels

Youngstown State PenguinsEastern Kentucky Colonels
2-0November 10, 2013, 01:00 | KSU Convocation Center2-0

Youngstown State travels to Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, hoping to boost its 2-0 record with a victory over the Colonels.

The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Colonels are 1-1 ATS. Youngstown State is 0-1 on the totals; Eastern Kentucky is 0-1.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Penguins were listed as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 15 (Colonels) and the No. 209 (Penguins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Youngstown State was a 74-72 winner at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Florida International got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Rakeem Buckles in a losing cause in their 74-72 loss to Youngstown State on Saturday.

Eastern Kentucky was a 68-60 winner in its last match on the road against Kennesaw State. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky earned a 68-60 victory over Kennesaw State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Corey Walden at KSU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penguins rank No. 147 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Eastern Kentucky’s No. 202 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Eastern Kentucky is college basketball's No. 46-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Penguins rate No. 43 with 8.5 per game.

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Warren Wilson, Thursday, November 14th
Eastern Kentucky at Warren Wilson, Wednesday, November 13th