Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Youngstown State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Youngstown State - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Youngstown State Penguins (16-13) at Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix (14-15)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Resch Center)

The Line: Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix -4.5 -- Over/Under: 157

TV: ESPN+

The Youngstown State Penguins and Green Bay Phoenix meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Resch Center.

The Youngstown State Penguins need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 72.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Darius Quisenberry is averaging 16.2 points and 4.1 assists while Naz Bohannon is averaging 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds. Devin Morgan is dishing 1.1 assists and Michael Akuchie is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Youngstown State Penguins are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Youngstown State Penguins have lost four of their last five road games.

The Green Bay Phoenix need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Green Bay Phoenix are averaging 81.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. JayQuan McCloud is averaging 17.3 points and 4.5 assists while Amari Davis is averaging 16.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kameron Hankerson is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Pipes is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Green Bay Phoenix are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Green Bay Phoenix are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Green Bay Phoenix have won three of their last four home games.

The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 25-10-1 ATS in the last 36 meetings.

The Youngstown State Penguins are probably playing the better basketball entering this contest and have won four of the last six meetings against Green Bay. The Green Bay Phoenix are 3-5-1 against the spread as a favorite this season and an even worse 2-7-1 against the spread at home. The Youngstown State Penguins have covered four of their last five games and are finding ways to win despite shooting subpar from the field. We're getting free points with the better team, and you guys know I always have a hard time turning that down. Give me the Penguins. 

Randy’s Pick Youngstown State Penguins +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.