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Youngstown State Penguins home to Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersYoungstown State Penguins
16-10February 20, 2014, 07:05 | Beeghly Center14-13

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Youngstown State vs Wisc-Milwaukee battle Thursday at Beeghly Center as the Penguins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 16-10 and 14-10 ATS on the year, while the Penguins are at 14-13 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Penguins are 10-10, while the Panthers have a 12-11 mark.

View Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 192 and the Panthers at No. 233 heading into this contest.

Wisc-Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 77-62 result against Valparaiso on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Wisc-Milwaukee suffered a 77-62 loss against Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 24 points from Kyle Kelm in a losing effort at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Last time out for Youngstown State, they were a 59-56 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Kendrick Perry poured in a team-high 31 points for Youngstown State on Saturday, as they defeated Illinois-Chicago 59-56 at Beeghly Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Youngstown State's No. 45 nationally ranked offense (76.48 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 148 at 70.5 PPG. The Penguins have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (43.71% on average).

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Cleveland State, Saturday, February 22nd
Youngstown State at Valparaiso, Saturday, February 22nd