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Point spread favors Nittany Lions in battle with Penguins

Youngstown State PenguinsPenn State Nittany Lions
Nov 23, 7:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Youngstown State Penguins vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


The Penn State Nittany Lions will hit the floor running against the visiting Youngstown State Penguins Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Nittany Lions are 4-1 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 3-0 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Penn State go 0-2 and the Penguins go 1-1 on the totals.

View Youngstown State vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Penn State sat as 11-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 236-ranked Nittany Lions and the No. 332-rated Penguins in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-64 win for the Penguins on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Penn State has the nation's No. 276-rated offensive output, at 61.8 PPG. The visiting Penguins defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 60 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 37.1% so far, more than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 35.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Youngstown State owns the country's No. 164-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 288 in scoring at home.

Youngstown State was a 53-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against UC Riverside. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as favorites. Ashen Ward scored 15 points leading the Penguins to a 53-49 victory over UC Riverside at Beeghly Center on Friday.

In their last action, Penn State was a 53-49 winner at home against South Florida. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. Penn State got 27 points from Tim Frazier en route to a 53-49 victory over South Florida on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Francis PA are 4-6
After playing UC Riverside are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 3-0
After a win are 6-4

A few Penguins at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-23 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Youngstown State at St. Francis PA, Saturday, November 26
Penn State at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, November 26