The USC Upstate Spartans (1-5) will be at home in the G.B. Hodge Center when they clash with the Youngstown State Penguins (2-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
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In the Penguins’ last contest, they got blown out by the Akron Zips, 82-60. Jamir Thomas put together a good performance for Youngstown State, contributing five points and 10 rebounds. Akron was lights out from beyond the arc (13-32; 40.6 percent). Youngstown State, meanwhile, had a free throw rate of 0.176 (above their season average of 0.146).
The Spartans are trying to rebound after their 76-50 loss to the No. 2 Louisville Cardinals in their last outing. Bryson Mozone led USC Upstate in scoring with 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Louisville had an offensive rebounding percentage of 39.3 (above their season average of 29.9). USC Upstate, on the other hand, did a great job of making free throws (9-11; 81.8 percent).
Youngstown State could dominate the offensive glass in this contest. The Penguins rank 23rd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.5 percent), while USC Upstate ranks 301st in defensive rebounding percentage (68.7 percent) since last season.
Youngstown State Penguins at USC Upstate Spartans Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – USC Upstate, ATS Winner – USC Upstate, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Penguins average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 112th in the NCAA. The Spartans rank 127th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
Youngstown State blocks 3.5 opponent shots per game, which ranks 121st in the country. USC Upstate ranks 130th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Youngstown State ranks 40th in rebounds per game (38.4) while USC Upstate ranks 280th (32.9).
The Spartans average 25.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 59th in the NCAA. The Penguins rank 160th in three pointers allowed per game (22.2).
Youngstown State ranks 144th in assists per game (13.5) while USC Upstate ranks 197th in assists allowed per game (13.6).