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NCAAB Game Preview - Penguins underdogs vs Panthers at Wisc-Milwaukee

Youngstown State PenguinsWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
Jan 31, 8:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Youngstown State Penguins vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds


The Panthers will try to cover the spread at U.S. Cellular Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Youngstown State Penguins in college basketball action.

The Panthers sport records of 14-9 and 7-10-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Penguins have 11-9 and 8-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-11 for the Panthers and 8-7-1 for the Penguins.

View Youngstown State vs Wisc-Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

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

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 80 and the Penguins at No. 226 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-64 result in favor of the Panthers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisc-Milwaukee has the nation's No. 283-rated offensive output, at 62.7 PPG. The visiting Penguins defense ranks No. 124 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Panthers FG% has averaged 41% so far, less than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Youngstown State features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 287 nationally in scoring at home.

Youngstown State lost its last outing, a 67-47 result against Cleveland State on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Youngstown State was run off the court by the Vikings on Saturday as Cleveland State routed them 67-47 at Beeghly Center.

In their last action, Wisc-Milwaukee was a 55-52 loser at home against Valparaiso. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Wisc-Milwaukee suffered a 55-52 loss against Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 13 points from Tony Meier in a losing effort at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Youngstown State Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 2-8
After playing Cleveland State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-4
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 5-5
After playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Penguins at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Youngstown State's last 6 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Youngstown State is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
Wisc-Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Youngstown State
Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State
Wisc-Milwaukee is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Youngstown State at Illinois-Chicago, Thursday, February 2
Wisc-Milwaukee at Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, February 4