Cleveland State vs Youngstown State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Youngstown State (22-9) vs Cleveland State (18-13)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Beeghly Center)

Betting Odds: Youngstown State -8 -- Over/Under: 151.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cleveland State Vikings and Youngstown State Penguins face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Beeghly Center. When these two teams faced off on February 17th it was Cleveland State that secured the 81-73. 

Cleveland State Coming off a Big Win

Cleveland State faced off against IUPUI on Tuesday, and the offense scored 85 points and they ended up winning by 19 points. Jayson Woodrich had a strong game putting up 18 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Cleveland State is averaging 76.2 points while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. The offense is ranked 109th in the league and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. Tristan Enaruna is averaging 20 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Youngstown State Has Won Three Straight Games

Youngstown State has won three straight games and the last loss actually came against Cleveland State. In the last game against Detroit Mercy, Youngstown State scored 69 points and they ended up winning by 14 points. Brandon Rush had a strong game putting up 18 points and five rebounds. Youngstown State is averaging 81.5 points while their defense is giving up 70.5 points per game. Ziggy Reid is having a strong season averaging 14.7 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the three point line.

Cleveland State vs Youngstown State Betting Prediction

The last time these two teams faced off, Cleveland State was able to secure the 81-73 victory and they are going to be competitive again here. Cleveland State in the last game scored 85 points and they are going to run up the score here. I don’t trust this Youngstown State defense, and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Back Cleveland State against the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Cleveland State +8

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