Check out our free Wright State vs Youngstown State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Youngstown. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Wright State vs Youngstown State Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds

Raiders vs Penguins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Wright State Raiders at Youngstown State Penguins
  • Where: Youngstown at Beeghly Center
  • Date: Thursday, February 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Wright State +6.5, WRGHT +225 | YNGST -289 O/U 157.5

Raiders Preview:

The Wright State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 13-10. On the road, the Raiders will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 7-3. So far, the Raiders have been the underdog 7 times, going 3-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.

Wright State’s leading scorer this season is Trey Calvin, who is averaging 19.09 points per contest. So far, Calvin has accounted for 22.04% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.77 rebounds per game and 4.09 assists. Brandon Noel is the second leading scorer for the Raiders, averaging 12.78 points per game. Between him and Noel, they are accounting for 37.5% of the team’s scoring.

Wright State comes into today’s matchup vs Youngstown State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 23 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Raiders have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 445th in possessions per game.

Penguins Preview:

Youngstown State heads into this matchup having played 23 games and have an overall record sitting at 17-6. Currently, the Penguins have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 9-2. The Penguins’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Youngstown State has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 14-4.

Youngstown State’s leading scorer this season is Dwayne Cohill, who is averaging 17.57 points per contest. So far, Cohill has accounted for 21.0% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.52 rebounds per game and 4.78 assists. Brandon Rush is the second leading scorer for the Penguins, averaging 14.09 points per game. Between him and Rush, they are accounting for 37.8% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Youngstown State this season, as they are currently ranked 154th in college basketball at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Penguins’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.7%, placing them 202nd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Wright State Raiders +6.5

After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Youngstown State as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Wright State Raiders to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Youngstown State at 7.66 made 3’s per game compared to Wright State at 6.35. Look for Wright State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Penguins.