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Youngstown State Penguins visit Akron Zips in NCAAB hoops battle

Youngstown State PenguinsAkron Zips
Dec 19, 7:00 PM | James A. Rhodes Arena

Youngstown State Penguins vs Akron Zips Odds


The Akron Zips host Youngstown State on Monday, looking to build on their 5-5 mark against the 6-4 Penguins in college hoops action at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Supporters of the Penguins have watched them go 6-4 and 4-3 ATS on the year, while the Zips are at 5-5 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Zips are 3-4, while the Penguins have a 4-2-1 mark.

View Youngstown State vs Akron Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Akron in this one will find them as 10-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Zips sit at No. 65 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penguins sit at No. 226 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Zips will win this game 73-72.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Penguins rank No. 231 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.1 per game. That compares with Akron’s No. 143 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Akron is college basketball's No. 224-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Penguins rate No. 8 with 9.6 per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 190-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.4 points per game. Akron, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State lost its last outing, an 86-77 result against Toledo on December 17. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Penguins endured an 86-77 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Blake Allen at Savage Arena.

Akron won its last outing, a 91-69 result against Florida A&M on December 17. Akron cruised to victory on Saturday, running Florida A&M out of the gym and running up a 91-69 score at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Robert Morris are 4-4
After playing Toledo are 4-2
After a loss are 4-6

Akron Zips Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing North Carolina A&T are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Penguins at Zips trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 3-22 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Akron is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
Akron is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Akron is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Robert Morris, Thursday, December 22
Akron home to North Carolina A&T, Wednesday, December 21