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Wright State vs Youngstown State Basketball Picks 2-1-24

Youngstown State Penguins (16-6) vs. Wright State Raiders (12-10)
February 1, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wright State Raiders -2.5; Over/Under: 164.5
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The Youngstown State Penguins will play the Wright State Raiders in a Horizon League game on Thursday night at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Youngstown State has won three games in a row, while Wright State is also on a three game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Youngstown State vs Wright State prediction.

Youngstown State Preview

The Youngstown State Penguins are 16-6 (8-3) this year after they defeated Northern Kentucky by a score of 82-52 in their last game. Youngstown State led 38-31 at halftime and they scored 44 points in the second half for the blowout win. The Penguins shot 45.9% from the field and forced 20 turnovers in the game. Youngstown State defeated IUPUI by a score of 78-50 and Detroit Mercy by a score of 105-64 in the two games prior to NKU. The Penguins are scoring 81.7 points per game with 40.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, while allowing 68.5 points against per game this year. Ziggy Reid is averaging 14.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. Youngstown State is shooting 46.3% from the field, 76.6% on free throws, and 33.6% on three pointers this season.

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Wright State Preview

The Wright State Raiders are 12-10 (7-4) this season after they defeated IUPUI by a score of 83-76 in their last game. Wright State led 43-30 at halftime and they were able to get the win, despite allowing 46 points in the second half. The Raiders shot 49.1% from the field and were +4 in rebounding margin in the game. Wright State defeated Cleveland State by a score of 107-99 and Milwaukee by a score of 95-81 in the two games prior to IUPUI. The Raiders are scoring 86.1 points per game with 34.1 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, while giving up 81.1 points against per game this season. Trey Calvin is averaging 20 points per game, 4.2 assists per game, and 1.9 rebounds per game. Wright State is shooting 53.6% from the field, 76.9% on free throws, and 38.9% on three pointers this year. 

Youngstown State vs Wright State Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have had success to start conference play and they come into this matchup on three game winning streaks. Wright State will be at home and they are scoring 86.1 points per game with 53.6% field goal shooting. Youngstown State is scoring 81.7 points per game, but they are only shooting 46.3% from the field. Wright State is the better offensive team, but they are allowing 81.1 points against per game on defense and they are only averaging 34.1 rebounds per game. The Wright State defense is a major concern, so I am going to take the points with Youngstown State. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Youngstown State +2.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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