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Youngstown State Penguins battle vs UC Riverside Highlanders highlights college odds menu

UC Riverside HighlandersYoungstown State Penguins
Nov 18, 7:05 PM | Beeghly Center

UC Riverside Highlanders vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds


The UC Riverside Highlanders will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Penguins in Youngstown State at Beeghly Center on Friday in college basketball action.

Youngstown State will face the 1-1 Highlanders, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Penguins are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Highlanders are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View UC Riverside vs Youngstown State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Penguins as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 282-ranked Penguins and the No. 255-rated Highlanders in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 75-69 win for the Penguins on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Highlanders rank No. 290 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.5 per game. That compares with Youngstown State’s No. 152 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Youngstown State is college basketball's No. 9-ranked team at 11 per game, while the Highlanders rate No. 338 with 2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, UC Riverside owns the country's No. 110-rated mark, allowing 52 points per game on the highway. Youngstown State, on the other hand, rates No. 102 in scoring at home.

In their last action, UC Riverside was a 52-41 loser on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. The Highlanders endured a 52-41 loss at the hands of the Miners on Sunday, despite a 12-point effort from Kareem Nitoto at Haskins Center.

Youngstown State was an 80-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Notre Dame (OH). The Penguins got 18 points from Kendrick Perry as Youngstown State ran past Notre Dame (OH) 80-62 on Tuesday at Beeghly Center.

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-3
After playing Texas El Paso are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

A few Highlanders at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of UC Riverside's last 7 games on the road
UC Riverside is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UC Riverside is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Youngstown State is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
UC Riverside home to Villanova, Thursday, November 24
Youngstown State at Penn State, Wednesday, November 23