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Youngstown State vs Detroit Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds

Penguins vs Titans Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Youngstown State Penguins at Detroit Titans
  • Where: Detroit at Calihan Hall
  • Date: Thursday, January 12th
  • Betting Odds: Youngstown State -1.5, YNGST -124 | DET +103 O/U 156.5

Penguins Preview:

Youngstown State will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-5. On the road, the Penguins will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 5-3. This season, Youngstown State has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 9-3. For today’s contest, Youngstown State has a betting line set -1.5 points in their favor.

Youngstown State’s leading scorer this season is Dwayne Cohill, who is averaging 18.06 points per contest. So far, Cohill has accounted for 21.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.59 rebounds per game and 4.59 assists. Malek Green is the second leading scorer for the Penguins, averaging 14.12 points per game. Between him and Green, they are accounting for 37.9% of the team’s scoring.

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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.

Titans Preview:

Detroit heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 6-11. Currently, the Titans have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 4-1. So far, the Titans have been the underdog 13 times, going 4-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1.5 underdogs on the spread.

Detroit will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Antoine Davis who is averaging 25.0 points per game for the Titans. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Titans’ offensive game plan is the play of Jayden Stone who has hit 49.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.92 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Detroit will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Titans are ranked 227th at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 644th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Detroit is close to the NCAA average at 37.3%.

Free Spread Prediction: Youngstown State Penguins -1.5

Heading into this matchup, with the Youngstown State Penguins sitting as -1.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both team’s will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Youngstown State and Detroit are averaging 7.66 and 10.45 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Youngstown State has historically performed well against the spread on the road, going 7-3 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Penguins to cover at -1.5.

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