Wright State Raiders at Youngstown State Penguins ATS Prediction 01/17/19

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The Wright State Raiders (8-10, 2-3 Hor) will be at the Beeghly Physical Education Center to challenge the Youngstown State Penguins (6-13, 2-4 Hor) in a Hor matchup. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Wright State Raiders vs. Youngstown State Penguins Betting Odds

In their last game, the Penguins beat the IUPUI Jaguars, 82-76, while the Raiders were beaten by the Northern Kentucky Norse, 68-64.

The Penguins, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.490, had a great mark of 0.570 and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (36.4 vs. 33.3). Wright State, meanwhile, held Northern Kentucky to an offensive rebounding percentage of 24.1 (below their season average of 29.6). Darius Quisneberry fueled Youngstown State with 22 points and eight assists. Mark Hughes played well for Wright State, finishing with 14 points and six rebounds.

The Raiders dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last game, Wright State won 83-57. Wright State had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.657 vs. 0.331). Youngstown State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.1 vs. 29.2). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This contest should be a matchup of contrasting tempos. Youngstown State likes to play quickly (70th in possessions per game), while Wright State is slower-paced (302nd in possessions per game).

Wright State Raiders vs. Youngstown State Penguins Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Youngstown State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Youngstown State ranks 26th in rebounds per game (40.4) while Wright State ranks 169th (35.1).
  • The Raiders rank 31st in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Penguins rank 83rd (6.1).
  • The Raiders rank 24th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Penguins rank 149th (13.8).
  • Wright State averages 24.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 94th in the NCAA. Youngstown State ranks 191st in three pointers allowed per game (24.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (1.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.8 points per game (2.5 above their season average).
  • The Penguins have outscored opponents by an average of 1.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Youngstown State has lost by an average of 3.8 points.