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Cleveland State Vikings Home to Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA Basketball Betting

Youngstown State Penguins will go to the free throw line vs Cleveland State Vikings on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-19 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Youngstown State Penguins before tip-off in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Youngstown State Penguins vs Cleveland State Vikings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Youngstown State Penguins will look to cover the spread vs the Cleveland State Vikings on Saturday, as the Penguins are 10-16 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Vikings are 8-18-1 ATS. Youngstown State is 17-9 against the total, while Cleveland State is 14-13 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cleveland State Vikings at No. 117 and the Youngstown State Penguins at No. 270 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland State's No. 236-ranked scoring average of 67.07 PPG, against a Youngstown State Penguins defense rated No. 255 and allowing 83.3 PPG. The Cleveland State Vikings FG% has averaged 40.87% to date this season, less than the Youngstown State Penguins shooters have managed so far (43.83% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Penguins were hammered by Oakland on Tuesday, losing by a 101-72 final at Athletics Center O'Rena in college basketball betting action.

Daniel Levitt scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 91-83 to Detroit at Calihan Hall on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Youngstown State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games
  • Youngstown State is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Cleveland State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Cleveland State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Cleveland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home