Youngstown State Penguins home to Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Youngstown State Penguins
16-10 February 20, 2014, 07:05 | Beeghly Center 14-13

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Youngstown State vs Wisc-Milwaukee battle Thursday at Beeghly Center as the Penguins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 16-10 and 14-10 ATS on the year, while the Penguins are at 14-13 and 9-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Penguins are 10-10, while the Panthers have a 12-11 mark.

View Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Youngstown State Penguins Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 192 and the Panthers at No. 233 heading into this contest.


Wisc-Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 77-62 result against Valparaiso on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Wisc-Milwaukee suffered a 77-62 loss against Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 24 points from Kyle Kelm in a losing effort at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Last time out for Youngstown State, they were a 59-56 winner as they battled Illinois-Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Kendrick Perry poured in a team-high 31 points for Youngstown State on Saturday, as they defeated Illinois-Chicago 59-56 at Beeghly Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Youngstown State's No. 45 nationally ranked offense (76.48 points per game) against a Panthers defense that sits as the No. 148 at 70.5 PPG. The Penguins have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (43.71% on average).

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Cleveland State, Saturday, February 22nd
Youngstown State at Valparaiso, Saturday, February 22nd