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Oakland vs. Youngstown State - 1/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Youngstown State at Oakland
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Athletics Center O'rena
Rochester, MI
The Line
Oakland -8.5 / over-under: 155
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Horizon college basketball action continues with the Youngstown State Penguins facing the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

The Youngstown State Penguins are staring at a three game losing streak after a 72-62 loss to Cleveland State on Saturday as a 1.5 point road favorite.

Youngstown State faced a 17 point deficit at the halfway points and couldn’t recover with 30.6% shooting negating 15 more looks at the basket.

Youngstown State saw 17  points  from Devin  Morgan followed by Naz Bohannon with another 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Donel Cathart III gave the Penguins ten points and four pulls while Garrett Covington contributed six points and four boards.

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies have been playing well with wins in three of four after downing UIC 80-67 on Saturday as a four point road dog.

Oakland stormed to a 16 point lead after 20 minutes and were never challenged  behind  a 44.1%-37.7%  shooting  advantage.

Xavier Hill-Mais was the Golden Grizzlies main option with 20 points and 13 rebounds with Karmari Newman tossing in 17 points.

Trey Maddox Jr. gave Oakland 15 points followed by Jaevin Cumberland and Brad Brechting with 13 and eleven points with Cumberland posting five boards and five assists.

Youngstown State Penguins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Horizon League and  are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and  are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Horizon League. Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland and over is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

Youngstown State has been competitive albeit not winning so I’ll grab the points…

Pick:
Youngstown State +8.5

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