Youngstown State vs. Oakland - 2/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Grizzlies (10-12) at Youngstown State Penguins (10-14)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Beeghly Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies and Youngstown State Penguins meet Sunday at the Beeghly Center.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have won five straight games and begin a four-game road trip. On the season, Oakland is averaging 70.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 75.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kahlil Felder is averaging 16.8 points and 7.5 assists while Corey Petros is averaging 13.4 points and eight rebounds. Dante Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Tommie McCune is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have seven players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 69.4 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Youngstown State Penguins would love a victory after losing eight of their last nine games. On the season, Youngstown State is averaging 71.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 76.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Marcus Keene is averaging 16.2 points and 2.7 assists while Bobby Hain is averaging 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds. Shawn Amiker is the third player averaging double-digit points and DJ Cole is dishing five assists. The Youngstown State Penguins have seven players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 68.3 percent from the line and 36.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Youngstown State is allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in 12 of its last 13 games.
The Golden Grizzlies are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Penguins are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Youngstown State is flat out terrible while Oakland has shown promise this season at times and would love to inch closer to a .500 record. Look for the Grizzlies to pick up the win on the road and cover the tiny number.