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Cleveland State Vikings vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Betting Matchup Report

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersCleveland State Vikings
Feb 24, 7:00 PM | Wolstein Center

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

16-12TEAM RECORD23-6

The Vikings will try to cover the spread at Wolstein Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in college basketball action.

This season, the Vikings are 23-6 overall and 7-8-2 ATS ATS, while the Panthers are 16-12 and 12-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Cleveland State boasts a 11-6 on the OU, and Wisc-Milwaukee is 9-11-1.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Vikings as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 49-ranked Vikings and the No. 251-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-67 win for the Vikings on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 231 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Cleveland State’s No. 201 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cleveland State is the No. 96-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Wisc-Milwaukee rates No. 71 at 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Wisc-Milwaukee features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.6 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 118 nationally in scoring at home.

Wisc-Milwaukee lost its last outing, an 80-65 result against Buffalo on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Panthers got 19 points from Anthony Hill, but it was Buffalo that prevailed in an 80-65 final on Saturday at Alumni Arena.

Cleveland State was a 74-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Old Dominion. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as underdogs. Norris Cole chucked in a team-high 35 points for Cleveland State on Sunday, but they still came up short in losing 74-63 at Ted Constant Center.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Youngstown State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Panthers at Vikings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Cleveland State is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland State's last 8 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games when playing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Youngstown State, Saturday, February 26
Cleveland State home to Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, February 26