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Youngstown State Penguins visit Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Youngstown State PenguinsWisc-Green Bay Phoenix
9-7January 04, 2014, 02:00 | Resch Center10-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Resch Center Saturday as host Wisc-Green Bay looks to handle the Youngstown State Penguins in NCAA hoops action.

Wisc-Green Bay battles the Penguins, currently sitting with a 9-7 mark (6-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-6 for the Phoenix and 5-4 for the Penguins.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Odds and Stats.

The Penguins were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 107-rated Phoenix and the No. 108-ranked Penguins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Youngstown State was an 82-76 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Kendrick Perry chucked in a team-high 31 points for Youngstown State on Thursday, but they still came up short in losing 82-76 at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Wisc-Green Bay was a 66-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cleveland State. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Wisc-Green Bay earned a 66-55 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday, getting 17 points from Alec Brown at Resch Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wisc-Green Bay's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 75.85 PPG, against a Penguins defense rated No. 199 and allowing 73.5 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 46.79% to date this season, more than the Penguins shooters have managed so far (46% per game).

A few Penguins at Phoenix trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Youngstown State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Wisc-Green Bay
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wisc-Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisc-Green Bay is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Youngstown State
Wisc-Green Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Youngstown State

Next up:
Youngstown State at Illinois-Chicago, Tuesday, January 7th
Wisc-Green Bay at Chicago State, Tuesday, January 7th