Youngstown State Penguins (19-14) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (20-13)
March 23, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Fresno State Bulldogs -13.5 / Youngstown State Penguins +13.5; Over/Under: -130.5
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The Youngstown State Penguins and Fresno State Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball The Basketball Classic Quarterfinal at the Save Mart Center. The Youngstown State Penguins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Fresno State Bulldogs look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 72.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Dwayne Cohill is averaging 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Michael Akuchie is averaging 13.6 points and 1.6 assists. Tevin Olison is the third double-digit scorer and Garrett Covington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Youngstown State Penguins are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are averaging 65.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 58.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Orlando Robinson is averaging 19.5 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Isaiah Hill is averaging 10.1 points and 3.1 assists. Anthony Holland is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Jemarl Baker is dishing 2 assists. The Fresno State Bulldogs are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Fresno State Bulldogs are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Penguins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Penguins last 7 road games. The over is 5-1 in Bulldogs last 6 overall.
The Fresno State Bulldogs are the better team and should be favored, but they’re not lighting the world on fire, they’re not covering numbers, and they’re actually losing their last five games by an average of 0.2 points. The Youngstown State Penguins are a competitive bunch, and they only lose in the underdog role by an average of 4.3 points. This is a lot of points to leave on the table. Give me Youngstown State and the free buckets.