Youngstown State vs. Bowling Green - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Bowling Green Falcons (1-2) at Youngstown State Penguins (0-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Alico Arena)
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The Bowling Green Falcons and Youngstown State Penguins will face off in the FGCU Classic this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Bowling Green Falcons fell to 1-2 (0-0 MAC) on the season after being defeated by the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 77-59 this past Saturday. Bowling Green was down 54-51 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game but allowed North Dakota to end the game on a 23-8 run. Bowling Green shot 41.1% from the field and 33.3% (5-15) from three-point range in the loss. The Falcons allowed the Fighting Hawks to shoot 41.1% from the field and were outrebounded by North Dakota by a 42-33 margin. Leading the way for Bowling Green was Spencer Parker who had a double-double with a 16 points and 12 rebounds. On the season, Bowling Green has been led by Zack Denny (12.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg) and Antwon Lillard (10.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg). Offensively, Bowling Green is shooting 36.6% from the field in their first three games while allowing their opponents to shot 41.3% from the field.
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The Youngstown State Penguins dropped to 0-3 (0-0 Horizon League) on the season after losing a close 104-101 battle in triple overtime against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles this past Saturday. Youngstown State took a quick six point lead in triple OT but the Eagles closed out the game with a 13-4 run to secure the victory. In the loss, Youngstown State shot 38.1% from the field and 30.3% (10-33) from beyond the arc. The Penguins allowed Florida Gulf Coast to shot 39.8% from the field and was outrebounded by the Eagles by a 61-54 margin. Leading the way for Youngstown State was Cameron Morse who had 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, the Penguins have been led by Cameron Morse (19.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 3.0 spg) and Matt Donlan (14.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg). Offensively, Youngstown State is shooting 39.5% from the field and averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game through their first three games. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing their opponents to average 49.6% shooting from the field and have a rebound margin of -11.5
The Falcons are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 Sunday games and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 vs. Horizon League. The Penguins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Both Bowling Green and Youngstown State lost the majority of their 2014-15 squad’s and look as if they both will be in for long seasons. Bowling Green lost their two top scorers from last season including their coach in the offseason and look like they will be rebuilding this season after going 21-12 last season. Youngstown State lost 4 starters but return one of their best players in Bobby Hain (14.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg). Youngstown State has the best player on the court in Bobby Hain and have gotten great production out of Cameron Morse on the season and as I imagine this line will be pretty close, I’d take the Penguins in this one unless their favored by a considerable amount.