Youngstown State Penguins vs Wright State Raiders Prediction, 1/8/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Youngstown State Penguins vs Wright State Raiders
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021
Location: Nutter Center in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Youngstown State (+12.5)
Nutter Center is the venue where and the Wright State Raiders (7-2) will take on the Youngstown State Penguins (6-4) on Friday. The odds on this contest have Wright State as 12.5-point favorites. The total is set at 144.5.
Youngstown State will play this game with a record of 6-4 so far this season. They turn it over 10.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Youngstown State is grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game and has accumulated 117 dimes so far this season, which is 168th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Penguins are connecting on 29.8% on three-point shots (70 of 235) and 67.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 77.0 pts per contest (98th in college basketball) while connecting on 43.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Penguins are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 19.1 personal fouls. The Penguins defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.4% (251 of 553) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 234th in D-1 in allowing assists with 125 surrendered for the season. They surrender 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 182nd in the country in PPG allowed (70.2).
The Youngstown State Penguins played the Carlow University Celtics and took home the win by a score of 109-56 in their last contest. Youngstown State walked away from the game with a 52.6% field goal percentage (40 out of 76) and knocked down 10 of 28 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Penguins buried 19 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 79.2%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 50 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 assists for the contest as well as getting 6 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to defense, Youngstown State let their opponent shoot 52.6% from the floor on 40 of 76 shooting. Carlow doled out 10 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Celtics pulled down 25 boards (5 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Carlow finished the game shooting 61.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 13 tries. They made 8 of their 33 shots from distance.
Wiliam Dunn is one player who was a contributor in this contest. He finished with 21 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 26 mins played and also totaled 4 boards. Dunn finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field and also earned 2 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Penguins was Michael Akuchie. He totaled 9 rebounds and also tallied 2 assists. He ended up shooting 83.3% from the field for this contest by shooting 5-of-6 (16 points). When the game finished, Akuchie played 14 minutes.
Wright State has a record of 7-2 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Raiders are hitting on 48.8% from the field, which ranks 51st in the nation. Wright State has totaled 716 pts for the season (79.6 per game) and they grab 43.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.4 times per contest (53rd in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 14.9 times per contest. The Raiders are committing 14.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 68.8% from the charity stripe. The Raiders on the defensive end are ranked 98th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 66.4. The Wright State defense allows 28.5% on 3-point attempts (57 of 200) and their opposition makes 70.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 13.1 assists and 33.9 rebounds every game, which is ranked 194th and 123rd in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (20th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wright State Raiders took a loss by a score of 81-71 when they played the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. The Raiders snagged 20 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in this game. They rejected 2 shots while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Golden Grizzlies were called for 14 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Raiders to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Wright State converted 7 of their 25 attempts (28.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Raiders shot 26 out of 59 from the field which had them shooting 44.1%. The Raiders permitted the Golden Grizzlies to knock down 29 of 64 tries from the field which left them shooting 45.3% in the matchup. They finished 40.9% from 3-point land via 9 out of 22 and finished the contest at 14 of 14 from the free throw line (100.0%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Wright State permitted Oakland to grab 25 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Loudon Love ended up being a major contributor for the Raiders for this contest. He converted 7 out of 8 for this game giving him a rate of 87.5%, which got him 17 points. Love grabbed 9 rebounds in his 31 minutes played and added 2 assists in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Wright State was Tanner Holden. He racked up 16 points in 39 minutes played by way of 6 out of 14 shooting for the game. Holden wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the field as well as earning 3 assists and 11 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Youngstown State (+12.5)
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