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Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers will try to cover the point spread at Klotsche Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Western Illinois Leathernecks in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers to cover the point spread in this one found them as -8.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks will look to cover the spread vs the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Saturday, as the Leathernecks are 0-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 5-4 ATS. Western Illinois is 2-3 against the total, while Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 6-2 versus the total betting line.

This game puts the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers, most recently No. 253 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Western Illinois Leathernecks, who rate No. 305 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Wisconsin-Milwaukee's No. 250-ranked offense, averaging 65.82 PPG, against a Leathernecks defense that ranks No. 102 at 68.22 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.06% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Leathernecks got 18 points from Mike Miklusak, but it was Eastern Illinois that prevailed in a 63-49 final on Saturday at Western Hall.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee suffered a 72-56 loss against Loyola-Chicago on Saturday, getting 13 points from Cody Wichmann in a losing effort at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Western Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois at Purdue, Monday, December 19th
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Belmont, Monday, December 19th