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Wright State Raiders vs Youngstown State Penguins Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsWright State Raiders
13-10February 05, 2014, 07:00 | Nutter Center13-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Wright State vs Youngstown State battle Wednesday at Nutter Center as the Raiders look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Wright State will face the 13-10 Penguins, who own a 9-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Raiders are 8-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Penguins are 8-8 favoring the OVER.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs Wright State Raiders Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Wright State sat as -6-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raiders rated this week at No. 80 and the Penguins sitting at No. 127.

Youngstown State was an 86-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Oakland. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Penguins got 20 points from Ryan Weber, but it was Oakland that prevailed in an 86-85 final on Friday at Athletics Center.

Wright State lost its last outing, a 62-55 result against Wisc-Green Bay on February 1. They covered in that game as an 8-point underdog. JT Yoho scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Raiders to a win (they lost 62-55 to Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wright State's No. 220-ranked offense, averaging 66.84 PPG, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 195 at 73 PPG. The Raiders field goal percentage has averaged 44.71% so far, less than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.66% per game.

A few Penguins at Raiders trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 6 games
Youngstown State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Wright State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Wright State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wright State's last 6 games
Wright State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Youngstown State at Detroit, Sunday, February 9th
Wright State at Cleveland State, Saturday, February 8th