4* NCAAB Friday Night SMASH
Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Youngstown State,
01/20/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 66 - 68
Point Spread: +3/-105 Youngstown State
4* NCAAB Friday Night SMASH on Youngstown State +3
Motivated by back-to-back losses on the road, and further fueled by a 4-game losing streak against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, expect Youngstown State to play inspired basketball at home tonight.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee's numbers drop off on the road as it is averaging 5.0 less points and allowing 4.3 more points away from home. This doesn't bode well for the Panthers, considering Youngstown State is a strong 5-1 at home this season. The Panthers have lost 4 of their last 5 on the road and the lone win during this stretch came by just 2 points.
The Panthers are 2-5-2 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Penguins are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. Also, Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 0-6 ATS in a road game when the total is 129.5 or less over the last 2 seasons. It's losing these contests by an average score of 63.4 to 51.4. Take the points.