NCAAB Picks ATS: Youngstown State vs Oklahoma State, 03/15

NCAAB Picks ATS: Youngstown State vs Oklahoma State, 03/15

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Cowboys money line -200
Cowboys spread -6.5 (-110)
Penguins money line +185
Penguins spread +6.5 (-110)
Over / under 147.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Oklahoma State Cowboys Youngstown State Penguins
Record 18-14 24-9
Road/Home record 4-7 14-2
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 68.00 82.00
Points allowed per game 66.00 72.00
Rebounds per game 36.00 35.00
Rebounds allowed per game 33.00 32.00
Over / under record 15-17-1 21-10
 

Preview

The National Invitation Tournament (NIT) brings together teams from all over the country, including the Youngstown State Penguins and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who will face off in the first round on March 15th, 2023. The game will take place at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio, with tip-off set for 4:00 PM EST. Both teams will be looking to make a statement and advance to the next round of the tournament.

In this article, we will provide an extended preview of both teams, their strengths and weaknesses, and make a final prediction of who we think will win.

 

Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Oklahoma State Cowboys finished the regular season with an 18-15 record and secured the seventh spot in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys are led by guard Bryce Thompson, who averages 11.7 points per game and shoots 39.6% from the field. Thompson has been a consistent performer for the Cowboys all season, and he will need to have a big game if they hope to advance to the next round.

The Cowboys have been in inconsistent form lately, winning just two of their last five games. They lost their most recent game to Texas in the Big 12 Tournament, where they scored only 47 points. However, the team will be looking to bounce back in this game and make a deep run in the NIT.

The Cowboys have been a strong team on the road this season, winning seven of their 17 away games. They will need to draw on this experience to their advantage against a tough Youngstown State team. The Cowboys will need to play tough defense and limit the Penguins' scoring opportunities if they hope to advance to the next round.

Offensively, the Cowboys have been a high-scoring team this season, averaging 70.7 points per game. They have also been strong on the glass, averaging 38.3 rebounds per game. The Cowboys will need to maintain their scoring output against the Youngstown State Penguins, who also have an explosive offense. If the Cowboys' defense fails to show up, the Penguins will take advantage and run up the score.

 

Youngstown State Penguins

The Youngstown State Penguins finished the regular season with a 24-9 record and secured the top spot in the Horizon League. The Penguins are led by guard Darius Cohill, who averages 17.8 points per game and shoots an impressive 51.3% from the field. Cohill has been the go-to player for the Penguins all season, and he will need to have a big game if they hope to advance to the next round.

The Penguins have been in excellent form lately, winning three of their last five games. They lost their most recent game to Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League Tournament, but the team will be looking to bounce back in a big way in this game. The Penguins have been solid at home this season, winning 12 of their 16 games at the Beeghly Center. They will need to use their home-court advantage to their benefit against a tough Oklahoma State team.

The Penguins like to play at a fast pace and have been a high-scoring team this season, averaging 80.1 points per game, which is the 18th best mark in the country. They have also been strong on the defensive end, allowing just 70.3 points per game. The Penguins will need to maintain this high-scoring tempo against the Cowboys, who have also been a high-scoring team this season.

Defensively, the Penguins will need to focus on stopping the Cowboys' leading scorer, Bryce Thompson, who averages 11.7 points per game. If the Penguins can limit Thompson's scoring opportunities, they will be in a good position to keep the game close.

Overall, the Penguins will be looking to use their high-scoring offense, their solid defense, and their home-court advantage to their benefit in this game. They will need to execute their game plan to perfection and make sure that they maintain their high-scoring tempo throughout the game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 13 of Central Youngstown State's last 17 games.

Central Youngstown State are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games.

Central Youngstown State are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Youngstown State.

Central Youngstown State are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games on the road.

Central Youngstown State are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Youngstown State.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Youngstown State's last 10 games.

Youngstown State are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 6 games at home.

Youngstown State are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Central Youngstown State.

Youngstown State are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.

 

Prediction

Based on the analysis of both teams, it is safe to say that this game will be high-scoring, with both teams putting up big numbers. The Youngstown State Penguins have one of the best offenses in the nation, averaging 80.6 points per game. They will be facing an Oklahoma State defense that allows an average of 67.4 points per game. The Penguins will exploit the Cowboys' defense and put up big numbers on the scoreboard.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys also have a strong offense, averaging 70.8 points per game. They will be facing a Youngstown State defense that allows an average of 68.4 points per game. The Cowboys will take advantage of the Penguins' defense and score at will.

In conclusion, this game will be high-scoring, with both teams putting up big numbers. The over/under is set at 148.5, and we predict that the total points scored will go over this mark. The Youngstown State Penguins have the advantage on offense, while the Oklahoma State Cowboys have the advantage on defense. However, both teams will put up a lot of points, and it will be a close game. 

 

PICK: Over 147.5 (-110)

 

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