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Cleveland State was competitive again in their last outing, but the Vikings came up short against Green Bay on the road losing by a final of 73-83. Cleveland State is on the fourth leg of a 4 game road swing and fatigue has to be considered here for the Vikings who’re already been having a tough time losing 6 of their last 7. Cleveland State has been developing on the offensive side of the ball, but the Vikings still rank near the bottom of college basketball standing 308th in the nation in scoring. It’s been a rebuilding year for the Vikings who currently stand just 6-15 overall and 2-7 in conference.
Youngstown State had a little more success than Cleveland State during their recent road trip to Wisconsin, getting past Green Bay on the road and then losing at Milwaukee in extra time. Youngstown State has been one of the better offensive teams in the Horizon, but it’s been at the expense of their defense as the Penguins rank 84th in the nation in scoring compared to 339th in total defense. Youngstown State loves to play fast and the Penguins are looking to get back on track today at home with only one of their conference wins coming in their home arena. Youngstown State has one of the top offensive threats in the conference with Cameron Morse who’s averaging 22.5 points per game.
Cleveland State is heading into their 4th straight true road game and especially at this point in the year fatigue has to be a factor. Youngstown State has been putting up some really solid offensive numbers over the past couple of weeks and we like for the Penguins to outpace the Vikings today as they go on to cover the spread.
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