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Cleveland State Vikings face Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Cleveland State VikingsWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
8-7January 04, 2014, 08:00 | U.S. Cellular Arena11-4



The Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will be trying to slam the Cleveland State Vikings on Saturday when the teams tip off at U.S. Cellular Arena in college betting action.

The Panthers sport a record of 11-4 and 9-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Vikings have 8-7 and 8-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-6 for the Panthers and 4-7 for the Vikings.

View Cleveland State Vikings vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Panthers installed as -1-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 131 (Panthers) and the No. 135 (Vikings) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 66-55 result against Wisc-Green Bay on January 2. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Trey Lewis scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Vikings to a win (they lost 66-55 to Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Thursday).

Last time out for Wisc-Milwaukee, they were an 82-76 winner as they battled Youngstown State at home. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Wisc-Milwaukee got 27 points from Jordan Aaron en route to an 82-76 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Vikings is ranked No. 177 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Wisc-Milwaukee’s No. 209 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisc-Milwaukee is the No. 69-ranked team in the country at 7.33 per game, while Cleveland State rates No. 99 at 6.73 per game.

A few Vikings at Panthers trends to consider:
Cleveland State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Cleveland State is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Cleveland State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home


Next up:
Cleveland State home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 8th
Wisc-Milwaukee at Oakland, Wednesday, January 8th

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