Oakland vs. Youngstown State - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Youngstown State Penguins (5-11) at Oakland Grizzlies (9-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Athletics Center O'Rena)
The Line: Oakland Grizzlies -16 -- Over/Under: 165 See the Latest Odds
Wednesday night college basketball features the Youngstown State Penguins locking horns with the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
The Youngstown State Penguins brought a 2-11 record in to Horizon play before winning three straight capped off by an 85-74 victory versus the Green Bay Phoenix as a 1.5 favorite on Saturday. Youngstown State was outshot 50.8%-42.7% but ten more looks at the basket and a 13-7 edge at the line were decisive.
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The balanced and explosive attack of the Penguins saw Brian Hartfield score 21 points and post five pulls on 9-22 including 0-9 from distance with Cameron Morse adding 19 points and five assists. YSU received 17 points and eight boards from Garrett Covington while Tyree Robinson netted eleven points and hauled in nine rebounds.
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies were pegged as the top challenger in the Horizon but have kicked off their conference slate with three losses in a row after an 86-81, overtime defeat to the visiting Wright Sate Raiders as a 7.5 point favorite. The Raiders fired away at 47.5% and Oakland countered at 35.7% with nine more shots to stay competitive.
Golden Grizzlies star Kendrick Nunn continued to shine as he poured in a contest high 32 points with seven boards and three steals on 12-13 from the floor including a 7-18 mark on threes. Martez Walker gave Oakland 22 points on 6-13 shooting and 8-8 at the stripe while Jalen Hayes added 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.
Over is 9-3 in Youngstown State last 12 vs. Horizon League and Youngstown State are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and over is 13-6 in Youngstown last 19 road games. Oakland are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Wednesday games and over is 6-2 in Oakland last 8 overall. Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and Youngstown State are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
I think the spread is too high but then again, Youngstown State is not very good. I'll try something small on the over