Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Trailblazers and Penguins. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Penguins at Beeghly Center in Youngstown, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 151.5 points, and the Penguins are the home favorites against the Trailblazers in a non-conference matchup.
UTAH TECH TRAILBLAZERS VS YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Youngstown State Penguins -3.5
This game will be played at Beeghly Center at 6:30 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE YOUNGSTOWN STATE PENGUINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 84-61 in favor of the Penguins.
- Not only will Youngstown State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can Utah Tech Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?
Utah Tech, who currently holds a 0-1 record, is preparing for their second game of the season. In their past ten games on the road, including last year’s, Utah Tech has a 3-7 record. Utah Tech’s ATS record heading into today’s game stands at 0-1. However, when considering their performance in the previous three games, which includes last season, Utah Tech has a perfect ATS record of 3-0 with an average scoring margin of -2.
Coming off their opening game, Utah Tech’s over/under record is 0-1-0, after going 16-14-0 last season. Looking at the Trailblazers’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 75 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Utah Tech offense ended with 69 points against Santa Clara. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 37.5% and made 5 threes. David Elliott IV led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Aric Demings contributed 17 points for the Trailblazers.
Coming into today’s game, the Utah Tech defense is giving up an average of 78.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Youngstown State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.
Does Youngstown State Stand a Chance at Home?
Youngstown State comes into this game with a record of 0-2, having played two games. In their last three home games, including those from last year, Youngstown State has gone 0-3 at home. As Youngstown State enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-2. Looking back over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Youngstown State has gone 5-4 vs. the spread.
After two games, Youngstown State has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 144 points per game so far. When analyzing the Penguins’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
Youngstown State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 62 points against Michigan. In that game, they made 7/23 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 35.3%. The top scorer for the Penguins was Bryson Langdon with 15 points, while Ziggy Reid also added 12 to the scoreboard.
The Penguins’ defense is presently ranked 109th nationally, allowing an average of 78.3 points per contest. So far, the Youngstown State defense is giving up an average of 7.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.3 times per game (421st).