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Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Penguins College Hoops Game Preview

Wisc-Green Bay PhoenixYoungstown State Penguins
19-5February 13, 2014, 07:05 | Beeghly Center13-12

The Youngstown State Penguins will be trying to slam the Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix on Thursday when the teams tip off at Beeghly Center in college betting action.

The Penguins bring a 13-12 record (9-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-5 Phoenix, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Youngstown State go 10-8 so far and the Phoenix go 8-12.

View Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Penguins installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Penguins - Phoenix odds would favor the Phoenix if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Youngstown State is rated No. 184 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wisc-Green Bay is at No. 76.

Wisc-Green Bay lost its last outing, a 73-63 result against Wisc-Milwaukee on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Keifer Sykes scored 26 points for Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday, but the Panthers managed a 73-63 victory over the Phoenix at Resch Center.

Youngstown State was an 83-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Detroit. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Shawn Amiker went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Detroit handed Youngstown State an 83-81 defeat at Calihan Hall.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Youngstown State has the nation's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 78.64 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 46 allowing on average 65.42 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 46.49% so far, less than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.31% per game.

A few Phoenix at Penguins trends to consider:
Wisc-Green Bay is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Wisc-Green Bay is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisc-Green Bay's last 7 games
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Youngstown State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 5 games
Youngstown State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Wisc-Green Bay at Cleveland State, Saturday, February 15th
Youngstown State at Illinois-Chicago, Saturday, February 15th