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PFW @ Youngstown State

Current Records: PFW 9-5; Youngstown State 10-4

What to Know

The PFW Mastodons won both of their matches against the Youngstown State Penguins last season (71-61 and 82-71) and are aiming for the same result Saturday. The Mastodons and Youngstown State will face off in a Horizon League battle at 2:45 p.m. ET at Beeghly Physical Education Center. Youngstown State will be strutting in after a win while PFW will be stumbling in from a loss.

PFW was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Thursday as they fell 75-70 to the Robert Morris Colonials.

Meanwhile, Youngstown State wrapped up 2022 with an 85-71 victory over the Cleveland State Vikings.

PFW is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Mastodons, who are 6-6 against the spread.

PFW's defeat took them down to 9-5 while Youngstown State's victory pulled them up to 10-4. A win for PFW would reverse both their bad luck and Youngstown State's good luck. We'll see if PFW manages to pull off that tough task or if Youngstown State keeps their momentum going instead.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2:45 p.m. ET
  • Where: Beeghly Physical Education Center -- Youngstown, Ohio
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Penguins are a 4.5-point favorite against the Mastodons, 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 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Youngstown State and PFW both have two wins in their last four games.

  • Jan 23, 2022 - PFW 82 vs. Youngstown State 71
  • Jan 07, 2022 - PFW 71 vs. Youngstown State 61
  • Feb 13, 2021 - Youngstown State 72 vs. PFW 70
  • Feb 12, 2021 - Youngstown State 84 vs. PFW 70