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Youngstown State Penguins home to Cleveland State Vikings in NCAA Basketball betting action

Cleveland State VikingsYoungstown State Penguins
10-7January 13, 2014, 07:05 | Beeghly Center10-8

Cleveland State travels to Youngstown State on Monday, hoping to boost its 10-7 record with a victory over the Penguins.

The Vikings will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 10-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Penguins are 7-5 ATS. Cleveland State is 4-9 against the total, while Youngstown State is 6-5 versus the number.

View Cleveland State Vikings vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland State before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 76-rated Cleveland State taking on the No. 154-rated Penguins in this contest.

Cleveland State won its last outing, a 73-63 result against Detroit on January 8. They covered in that game as a 7-point favorite. Jon Harris scored 18 points leading the Vikings to a 73-63 victory over Detroit at Wolstein Center on Wednesday.

Youngstown State won its last outing, a 75-62 result against Illinois-Chicago on January 7. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Youngstown State earned a 75-62 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Tuesday, getting 23 points from Kendrick Perry at UIC Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Youngstown State has the nation's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 80.56 PPG. The visiting Vikings defense ranks No. 97 allowing on average 68.06 PPG. The Penguins FG% has averaged 46.28% so far, less than the Vikings marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.23% per game.

A few Vikings at Penguins trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Cleveland State is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Youngstown State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland State
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Youngstown State's last 13 games when playing Cleveland State
Youngstown State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland State

Next up:
Cleveland State home to Oakland, Thursday, January 16th
Youngstown State at Detroit, Saturday, January 18th