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Davidson Wildcats vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds
The Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Davidson Wildcats at U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Wisc-Milwaukee will face the 1-1 Wildcats, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Panthers are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
The Panthers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 41 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Panthers will win this game 87-86.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisc-Milwaukee has the nation's No. 99-rated offensive output, at 75.5 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 296 allowing on average 76.5 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.
Defensively, Davidson features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 86 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.
Davidson was an 86-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against New Mexico. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. De'Mon Brooks scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 86-81 to New Mexico at The Pit on Tuesday).
Wisc-Milwaukee lost its last outing, an 82-75 result against South Carolina on November 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Jordan Aaron scored 28 points for Wisc-Milwaukee on Sunday, but the Gamecocks managed an 82-75 victory over the Panthers at Colonial Life Arena.
Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Vanderbilt are 2-0
After a loss are 9-1
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Wildcats at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Davidson's last 19 games on the road
Davidson is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Davidson home to Vanderbilt, Thursday, November 22
Wisc-Milwaukee at Arkansas-Little Rock, Monday, November 19