Youngstown State Penguins vs. Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/13/14
Wisc-Green Bay Phoenix (19-5) at Youngstown State Penguins (13-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Beeghly Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Game Plan
The Youngstown State Penguins hope to get back in to the win column with the Green Bay Phoenix in town.
Green Bay hasn't been as fearsome as they were in the first half of the conference slate but the bottom line is they still sit atop the Horizon. The Phoenix dropped their second league game by a 73-63 count to Milwaukee who took control of a close contest with a 45 points burst over the final 20 minutes. The Panthers shot the ball slightly better at 45%-43% and won with better three ball and foul shooting. Keifer Sykes was the only player to break the ten point barrier with 26 points and six pulls with Jordan Fouse and Carrington Love adding eight points each with Fouse grabbing seven boards.
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Whatever Youngstown State does it's almost a sure thing that plenty of scoring is involved because scoring is their specialty at nearly 80 points per contest. The issue has been defensively where the Penguins are allowing 74 points meaning shootouts are common. YSU has run in to some misfortune lately in dropping four of five with three coming by a total of seven points that was capped off by an 83-82 overtime loss at Detroit on Sunday. With both teams connecting at around 44% from the floor the lone difference was the Titans using 13 offense boards to post eight more shots. Shawn Amiker Jr. led all scorers with 25 points followed by Kendrick Perry with 22 while Kamerin Belin and DJ Cole netted 13 points each.
When looking at this match up you have to ask yourself what either team has done to warrant betting on them. The short answer is nothing so I'll turn to the team with more at stake...