Youngstown State at Wright State - 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Youngstown State at Wright State - 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Wright State Raiders (16-13) vs Youngstown State Penguins (18-11)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Ervin J. Nutter Center)

Betting Odds: Wright State Raiders -7 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Youngstown State Penguins will travel to play the Wright State Raiders in a Horizon League game on Thursday.

The Youngstown State Penguins are 18-11 (12-7) this season and have won eight of their last nine games. Youngstown State is coming off of a win against IUPUI by a score of 74-61. Youngstown State shot 58.7% from the field and forced 14 turnovers in the win. Michael Akuchie led the Penguins with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the game. Youngstown State is averaging 73.2 points per game and is giving up 68.7 points per game against, while also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Michael Akuchie is averaging 14.4 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, while Dwayne Cohill is averaging 14.1 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Penguins. Youngstown State is shooting 45.4% on field goals, 75.9% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers.

The Wright State Raiders are 16-13 (13-7) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Wright State lost to Detroit by a score of 80-75 in their last game. Wright State allowed Detroit to shoot 52% from the field and gave up 14 made three pointers in the loss. Tim Finke led the Raiders with 21 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Wright State is averaging 75.2 points per game and is giving up 71.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Tanner Holden is averaging 19.8 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Grant Basile is averaging 17.8 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Raiders. Wright State is shooting 46.2% on field goals, 76.8% on free throws, and 32.3% on three pointers.

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Youngstown State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Youngstown State’s last 5 games. Wright State is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-1 in Wright State’s last 6 home games. The home team is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

This should be a pretty evenly matched game between two teams that are only separated by 0.5 games in the conference standings. Wright State has struggled lately, while Youngstown State has been playing very well in their last nine games. I like Youngstown State with the points.

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David’s Pick Youngstown State +7

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