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Youngstown State Penguins visit Kent State Golden Flashes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Youngstown State PenguinsKent State Golden Flashes
6-1November 27, 2013, 07:00 | Memorial Athletic Center6-1

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Kent State vs Youngstown State battle Wednesday at Memorial Athletic Center as the Golden Flashes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Golden Flashes are 6-1 so far on the season, and 4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 6-1 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kent State go 4-2 and the Penguins go 0-3 on the totals.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs Kent State Golden Flashes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Golden Flashes in this one found them listed as -6-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Penguins was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 84-ranked Golden Flashes and the No. 181-rated Penguins in this matchup.

Youngstown State was a 108-57 winner in its last match at home against Westminister PA. Youngstown State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Westminister PA out of the gym and running up a 108-57 score at Beeghly Center.

Kent State won its last outing, a 102-97 result against Niagara on November 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. Kent State got 20 points from Mark Henniger en route to a 102-97 victory over Niagara on Saturday at Memorial Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kent State's No. 63-ranked scoring average of 81.29 PPG, against a Penguins defense rated No. 57 and allowing 64.86 PPG. The Golden Flashes FG% has averaged 47.2% to date this season, more than the Penguins shooters have managed so far (44.77% per game).

Next up:
Youngstown State home to Austin Peay, Saturday, November 30th
Kent State at Kennesaw State, Sunday, December 1st