Hor foes will collide when the Youngstown State Penguins (6-18, 4-7 Hor) take on the Wright State Raiders (17-7, 9-2 Hor) at Beeghly Physical Education Center. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Wright State Raiders at Youngstown State Penguins Betting Preview
The last time the Raiders played, they lost a close one to the Cleveland State Vikings, 77-74. Wright State’s Loudon Love had a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Cleveland State made 14 of their 32 three pointers (43.8 percent). Wright State, on the other hand, held the Vikings to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.3 (below their season average of 22.5).
The Penguins are hoping for a better outcome after their 95-85 loss to the Northern Kentucky Norse in their last game. Braun Hartfield led Youngstown State in scoring with 23 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Northern Kentucky did a terrific job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent). Youngstown State, on the other hand, held the Norse to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.4 (below their season average of 29.3).
Youngstown State might have a tough time finding the bottom of the net as they battle against one of the nations best defenses. Wright State ranks 10th in defensive efficiency, while the Penguins rank 259th in offensive efficiency.
Love has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Wright State, averaging 15.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.
These teams have already met once this season. The Raiders won 77-67. The Raiders played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.345 and a turnover percentage of 11.9. For those same stats, the Penguins recorded marks of 0.127 and 19.0, respectively. Despite the loss, Hartfield was the games leading scorer with 26 points.
Wright State Raiders at Youngstown State Penguins Free Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Over
- Wright State ranks 85th in assists allowed per game (12.5) while Youngstown State ranks 239th (16.6).
- The Raiders rank 55th in steals per game (7.3) while the Penguins rank 159th in steals allowed per game (7.0).
- The Penguins average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.0, down from 6.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (1.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.2 points per game (2.6 below their season average).