Looking to win big? The Golden Grizzlies and Penguins face off at 2:30 ET on ESPN+. The Penguins are hosting the game at Beeghly Center in Youngstown, OH. The odds for this Horizon League conference game currently have the Penguins as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 149.5 points.


The Pick: Youngstown State Penguins -4

This game will be played at Beeghly Center at 2:30 ET on Sunday, December 31st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Penguins.
  • Not only will Youngstown State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Youngstown Possible for the Golden Grizzlies?

When they take on Youngstown State, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies enter the game with a 6-8 overall record. Away from home, the Golden Grizzlies have a 4-5 record this season, while they are 2-3 at home. As Oakland prepares to face Youngstown State, their ATS record sits at 9-5. However, when examining their performance in the last five games, they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 14 games, Oakland has an over/under record of 7-7-0, with their games averaging 144.9 points per game on average. The Golden Grizzlies' last five games have culminated with an average of 143 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In their recent matchup, the Oakland offense ended with 67 points against Cleveland State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.9% and made 5 threes. Trey Townsend is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 16.1. Meanwhile, Jack Gohlke also brings a PPG average of 11.1 into the game.

Currently, the Golden Grizzlies' defense holds the 198th rank in the nation, allowing 73.6 points per game. The Oakland defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Cleveland State to connect on 12 threes.

Can the Penguins Pull Off a Home Win?

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies, who have an overall record of 10-3, are going up against Youngstown State. Over their last five home games, Youngstown State has a perfect 5-0 record, which includes last year. As Youngstown State enters today's game, their ATS record stands at 5-4. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Youngstown State's games have averaged 144.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 147.9 points. When analyzing the Penguins' last five games, they have produced a combined average of 153 points per game and an over/under record of 0-2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Youngstown State offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Navy. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.5%, and they made 8 threes. The team's top scorer is Brandon Rush, who enters today's matchup with an average of 13.7, while DJ Burns also carries a PPG average of 11.3 into the game.

So far, the Penguins' defense is ranked 96th in the country at 67.9 points per contest. The Youngstown State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed Navy to connect on 8 threes.