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Butler BulldogsYoungstown State Penguins
Feb 9, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds

13-12TEAM RECORD13-10

The Penguins will try to cover the spread at Beeghly Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Butler Bulldogs in college basketball action.

The Penguins are 13-10 so far on the season, and 10-9 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 13-12 and 5-15-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Youngstown State go 11-7-1 and the Bulldogs go 12-10 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 203 and the Bulldogs at No. 115 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-65 result in favor of the Penguins.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Youngstown State's No. 267-rated squad against Butler's No. 119-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Youngstown State rates No. 5 in the country with 9.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 234 nationally with 5.5 per match.

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 88-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.1 points per game. Youngstown State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Butler was a 65-61 loser in its last match at home against Detroit. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 65-61 loss at the hands of the Titans on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Andrew Smith at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Youngstown State was an 80-63 winner in its last match on the road against Loyola of Chicago. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Ramblers were burned for 28 points by Kendrick Perry on Sunday as the Penguins put another game in the win column, 80-63, at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland State are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-7
Before playing Valparaiso are 4-6
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

A few Bulldogs at Penguins trends to consider:
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 7 games on the road
Butler is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Butler is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Youngstown State's last 10 games when playing Butler
Youngstown State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 6 games

Next up:
Butler at Cleveland State, Saturday, February 11
Youngstown State home to Valparaiso, Saturday, February 11