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Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers host Bradley Braves in college basketball action

Bradley BravesWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
5-3December 07, 2013, 04:00 | U.S. Cellular Arena8-2

The Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will try to cover the spread at U.S. Cellular Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Bradley Braves in NCAA basketball action.

The Panthers are 8-2 so far on the season, and 6-2 ATS vs. the number. The Braves, meanwhile, are 5-3 and 1-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wisc-Milwaukee go 5-2 and the Braves go 1-3 on the totals.

View Bradley Braves vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Braves was expected to move the line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 164-ranked Panthers and the No. 246-rated Braves in this matchup.

In their last action, Bradley was a 72-66 loser at home against IUPUI. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. Omari Grier scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Braves to a win (they lost 72-66 to IUPUI at Carver Arena on Wednesday).

In their last action, Wisc-Milwaukee was an 83-72 winner at home against Northern Iowa. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Wisc-Milwaukee got 19 points from Jordan Aaron en route to an 83-72 victory over Northern Iowa on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Braves is ranked No. 97 in NCAA hoops at 38.25 per game. Contrast that with Wisc-Milwaukee’s No. 182 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wisc-Milwaukee is the No. 66-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Bradley rates No. 231 at 4.38 per game.

A few Braves at Panthers trends to consider:
Bradley is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Bradley is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Bradley home to IUPU Fort Wayne, Tuesday, December 10th
Wisc-Milwaukee at Wisconsin, Wednesday, December 11th