Youngstown State vs. Toledo - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toledo Rockets (1-0) at Youngstown State Penguins (0-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Beeghly Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toledo Rockets and Youngstown State Penguins square off Wednesday night at the Beeghly Center.
The Toledo Rockets look for a 2-0 start after beating West Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Toledo Rockets are averaging 96 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 35.9 percent shooting. Jaelan Sanford is averaging 22 points and four assists while Stuckey Mosley is averaging 17 points and eight rebounds. Nathan Boothe is dishing six assists and Zach Garber is grabbing six rebounds. The Toledo Rockets made 12 threes and got to the free throw line 31 times in their season opening victory. Toledo heads into this game with four players averaging at least 15 points due to an impressive season opener. Toledo has won five of its last seven road games.
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The Youngstown State Penguins look for a bounce back win after losing to Kent State on Saturday. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 70 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 79 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Bobby Hain is averaging 20 points and seven rebounds while Matt Donlan is averaging 15 points and three rebounds. Sidney Umude is the third double-digit scorer and Francisco Santiago is dishing eight assists. The Youngstown State Penguins made nine threes in their opener but shot just 59.1 percent from the free throw line and grabbed only 27 rebounds. Youngstown State has to be more aggressive at both ends of the floor, especially on the glass if it hopes to make this season a successful one.
The Rockets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Penguins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Toledo is deep offensively, has an advantage on the glass and proved last season that the Rockets can win on the road. Hard not to side with the road team here and the reasonable chalk.