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Youngstown State vs Oklahoma State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/15/23

Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-15) vs. Youngstown State Penguins (24-9)
March 15, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Youngstown State Penguins +5.5 / Oklahoma State Cowboys -5.5; Over/Under: +148.5
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Youngstown State Penguins meet in college basketball action from the Beeghly Center on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Team Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into this tournament with a record of 18-15, including an 8-10 mark in Big 12 conference play. The Cowboys would take out Oklahoma in the first round before being knocked out by Texas in the quarterfinals. Bryce Thompson leads the Cowboys in scoring and assists with 11.7 PPG and 2.6 APG while Kalib Boone has 11.2 PPG with 5.2 RPG and Avery Anderson III has 11.1 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Oklahoma State up to this point. John-Michael Wright is averaging 9.9 PPG and Caleb Asberry has 9.7 PPG while Moussa Cisse leads the Cowboys on the glass with 8 RPG this season. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 68.5 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 31.1% from three and 69.4% from the foul line this season.

Youngstown State Penguins Team Preview

The Youngstown State Penguins come in after a successful 24-9 season including a 15-5 mark in Horizon League conference play. Youngstown State would take out Detroit Mercy in the quarterfinals before falling to eventual tournament champion Northern Kentucky in the semifinals. Dwayne Cohill leads the Penguins in scoring and assists with 17.8 PPG and 4.8 APG while Brandon Rush has 14 PPG and Malek Green has 13.5 PPG with 7.1 RPG this season. Adrian Nelson has 13.6 PPG and a team-high 9.5 RPG to lead the Penguins on the glass and to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Youngstown State up to this point in the year.


Oklahoma State is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games following a loss. Youngstown State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 8-1 in their last 9 games following an ATS loss.


I’m backing Youngstown State here. I just trust the Penguins offensively to be able to score as I just don’t feel like the Cowboys are going to have a lot of success on the road here. Youngstown State averaged almost 86 PPG at home this season and I think they can keep it rolling here. Give me the Penguins in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Youngstown State -5.5

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