Youngstown State vs. FIU - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Florida International Golden Panthers (1-3) at Youngstown State Penguins (1-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm (Mitchell Center)
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Youngstown State Penguins and FIU Golden Panthers meet Sunday afternoon in college basketball action at the Mitchell Center.
The Youngstown State Penguins look for a bounce back victory to snap a three-game losing streak. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 80.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Cameron Morse is averaging 28.3 points and three assists while Francisco Santiago is averaging 11.7 points and three rebounds. Matt Donlan is the third double-digit scorer and Latin Davis is grabbing two rebounds. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Youngstown State Penguins are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Youngstown State Penguins have split their last four neutral site games.
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The FIU Golden Panthers also look for a big victory after losing back-to-back overtime games. The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 65.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Eric Nottage is averaging 15.3 points and three assists while Donte McGill is averaging 14.3 points and 1.3 rebounds. Michael Kessens is grabbing 12 rebounds and Kimar Williams is dishing 1.7 assists. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The FIU Golden Panthers have lost their last three neutral site games.
The Penguins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Panthers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in Golden Panthers last 5 overall and the over is 4-1 in Penguins last 5 overall.
FIU has been more competitive in its games than Youngstrown State and could easily have a winning record with a bounce here and a bounce there. The Penguins have shown no signs of defense in their first four games, allowing 75 or more points now in 10 straight games. If forced to pick this game, I'd side with FIU and the free point.