Youngstown State Penguins @ Western Michigan Broncos
Current Records: Youngstown State 6-3, Western Michigan 2-6
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: University Arena in Read Fieldhouse -- Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket Cost: $27.00
What to Know
Western Michigan is on a three-game streak of home losses, Youngstown State a three-game streak of away losses, but someone's luck is about to change. The Western Michigan Broncos will take on the Youngstown State Penguins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Western Michigan might want some stickum for this game since the team gave up nine turnovers on Tuesday.
It's hard to win when your shooting is a whole 17.9% worse than the opposition, a fact Western Michigan found out the hard way. Things couldn't have gone much worse for them as they lost 86-65 to the Fighting Irish.
Western Michigan's loss came about despite a quality game from Titus Wright, who scored 14 points along with 6 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the Penguins earned a 78-72 win over the Bobcats on Wednesday.
The losses dropped the Broncos to 2-6 and the Fighting Irish to 4-4.
Western Michigan is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a three-game streak of failing to cover when playing at home.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Western Michigan have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 34.8 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Youngstown State struggles in that department as they've been even better at 40 per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA Basketball content.
Youngstown State is a solid 6-point favorite against Western Michigan, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Penguins as a 5.5-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 144 points.
Western Michigan has won both of the games they've played against Youngstown State in the last 5 years.
- Dec 07, 2019 - Western Michigan 66 vs. Youngstown State 64
- Dec 08, 2018 - Western Michigan 88 vs. Youngstown State 77