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Youngstown State vs Cleveland State Pick & Preview: Sunday, February 12th Betting Odds

Penguins vs Vikings Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Youngstown State Penguins at Cleveland State Vikings
  • Where: Cleveland at Wolstein Center
  • Date: Sunday, February 12th
  • Betting Odds: Youngstown State -2, YNGST -138 | CLVST +112 O/U 146.0

Penguins Preview:

Youngstown State heads into this matchup having played 26 games and have an overall record sitting at 20-6. On the road, the Penguins will be playing their 13th game of the season, having gone 9-4. So far, the Penguins have been favored 21 times, going 17-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Youngstown State as -2 point favorites.

Youngstown State’s leading scorer this season is Dwayne Cohill, who is averaging 18.12 points per contest. So far, Cohill has accounted for 21.71% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.58 rebounds per game and 4.88 assists. Brandon Rush is the second leading scorer for the Penguins, averaging 14.19 points per game. Between him and Rush, they are accounting for 38.7% 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.

Vikings Preview:

Cleveland State will take the floor against the Penguins with an overall record of 15-11. So far this season, Cleveland State has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. For the season, Cleveland State has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 5-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Vikings being +2 point underdogs.

Cleveland State’s leading scorer this season is Tristan Enaruna, who is averaging 14.58 points per contest. So far, Enaruna has accounted for 20.71% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.35 rebounds per game and 1.19 assists. Deshon Parker is the second leading scorer for the Vikings, averaging 10.54 points per game. Between him and Parker, they are accounting for 35.7% of the team’s scoring.

Cleveland State comes into today’s matchup vs Youngstown State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 26 games, they have hit 47.9% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Vikings have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 420th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Cleveland State Vikings +2

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Youngstown State Penguins are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Cleveland State putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Penguins as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Vikings to cover.