Youngstown State Penguins (6-4) at Wright State Raiders (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Ervin J. Nutter Center)
The Line: Wright State Raiders -10.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Youngstown State Penguins and the Wright State Raiders meet Saturday in college basketball action from Nutter Center.
Youngstown State enters this matchup at 6-4 so far. As for Wright State, they’re sitting at 7-3 this year. This will be a rematch of Friday’s game featuring these teams. In that one, Youngstown State took a two-point victory. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Youngstown State began the year with three straight wins, but then lost three of four to Northern Kentucky and Cleveland State (twice). since then its been a split pair of games versus Green Bay and a 74-72 victory over Wright State on Friday.
In the win over the Raiders, Youngstown State’s top scorer was Naz Bohannon with 28 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Garrett Covington and Michael Akuchie each notched 12 points in that one, combining for one assist and 13 rebounds as well.
Over on the Wright State side, they lost their first game versus Marshall this season but then rattled off seven straight wins. The Raiders have lost both of their last two outings, falling 81-71 to Oakland before the Friday loss to Youngstown State.
In Friday’s game, Wright State’s top scorer was Tanner Holden on 17 points with six rebounds and one assist. Tim Finke doubled up with 16 points, 11 rebounds and one assist, and Trey Calvin posted 13 points with five assists and three rebounds.
The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 8-1 ATS in their last nine as an underdog. The over is 7-3 in Wright State’s last 10 Saturday games and the under is 4-1 in their last five home games.
Meanwhile, the Penguins are 0-3-1 ATS in their las four games overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven as a road underdog. The over is 4-0 in Youngstown State’s last four overall and 4-1 in their last five road games.
PICK: I’m sticking with Youngstown State here. The Penguins jumped out to a 39-31 halftime lead in the Friday game, and had to hang on after a flurry from the Raiders. Wright State had five players in double-figures in that game, but only got three more points otherwise. I like the Penguins to eke out another win here and cover.