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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.

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