Morgan State at Youngstown State - 3/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Morgan State at Youngstown State - 3/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

Youngstown State Penguins (18-14) vs Morgan State Bears (13-14)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Beeghly Physical Education Center)

Betting Odds: Youngstown State Penguins -6.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Morgan State Bears will play the Youngstown State Penguins in the first round of The Basketball Classic on Wednesday.

The Morgan State Bears are 13-14 (7-6) this season and have won five of their last six games. Morgan State is coming off of a loss to Norfolk State by a score of 72-63. Morgan State shot 38.3% from the field and 56.3% on free throws in the game. Malik Miller led the Bears with 14 points and 8 rebounds in the loss. Morgan State is averaging 75.4 points per game and is giving up 72.4 points per game against, while also averaging 36.9 rebounds per game and 15 assists per game. Malik Miller is averaging 12.5 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game, while Lagio Grantsaan is averaging 10.7 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Bears. Morgan State is shooting 43.9% on field goals, 67.3% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers.

The Youngstown State Penguins are 18-14 (12-9) this season and have lost three games in a row. Youngstown State lost to Robert Morris by a score of 77-73 in their last game. Youngstown State allowed Robert Morris to shoot 53.8% from the field and forced 14 turnovers in the loss. Dwayne Cohill led the Penguins with 25 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Youngstown State is averaging 72.8 points per game and is giving up 69.7 points per game against, while also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Dwayne Cohill is averaging 14.2 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game, while Michael Akuchie is averaging 13.7 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Penguins. Youngstown State is shooting 45% on field goals, 75.2% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers.

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The under is 3-0-1 in Morgan State’s last 4 road games. Youngstown State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games. The over is 6-1 in Youngstown State’s last 7 home games and the over is 4-1 in Youngstown State’s last 5 games.

This is a matchup of two teams that were both in the middle of the pack in their conferences this year. Morgan State plays at a fast pace, but allows over 72 points per game against. Youngstown State is better on the defensive end, while Morgan State rebounds better. I like Youngstown State here.

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David’s Pick Youngstown State -6.5

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