Youngstown State Penguins vs. Binghamton Bearcats Betting Prediction


The Binghamton Bearcats (3-7) welcome the Youngstown State Penguins (3-8) to Events Center. The Penguins will attempt to end a six-game road losing streak. The game begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Youngstown State Penguins vs. Binghamton Bearcats Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Bearcats fell to the Cornell Big Red, 86-75, while the Penguins were defeated by the Pittsburgh Panthers, 69-53.

Youngstown State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.6 vs. 34.3) while Binghamton had a better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 16.1). Sam Sessoms had a solid performance for Binghamton, recording 27 points and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Youngstown State rallied around Kendale Hampton, who contributed 15 points.

Youngstown State may struggle to create turnovers. Binghamton ranks 70th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while Youngstown State forces the 92nd-fewest turnovers (17.5 percent). Moreover, the Penguins rank 17th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.8 percent), while the Bearcats rank 312th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.7 percent).

Youngstown State at Binghamton Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Binghamton, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Youngstown State ranks 10th in rebounds per game (42.4) while Binghamton ranks 278th in rebounds allowed per game (40.6).
  • The Bearcats average 7.1 blocks per game, which ranks first in the country. The Penguins rank 79th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • Youngstown State averages 7.2 steals per game, which ranks 72nd in the nation. Binghamton ranks 95th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
  • The Penguins average 31.3 three pointers per game, which ranks fourth in the nation. The Bearcats rank 182nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
  • Youngstown State ranks 99th in assists per game (14.5) while Binghamton ranks 246th in assists allowed per game (16.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bearcats have scored an average of 72.2 points per game (0.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.4 points per game (1.5 above their season average).
  • The Penguins\u2019 average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.4, down from 5.4 for the season.