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Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers visit Cleveland State Vikings in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersCleveland State Vikings
16-11February 22, 2014, 02:00 | Wolstein Center18-10

Wolstein Center will host Cleveland State Vikings vs. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Vikings sport a record of 18-10 and 19-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 16-11 and 15-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-14 for the Vikings and 13-12 for the Panthers.

View Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Panthers were listed as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Vikings sit at No. 41 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 233 on the same chart.

Wisc-Milwaukee was an 88-83 loser in its last match on the road against Youngstown State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Austin Arians went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Youngstown State handed Wisc-Milwaukee an 88-83 defeat at Beeghly Center.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 68-54 result against Wisc-Green Bay on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Vikings endured a 68-54 loss at the hands of the Phoenix on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Trey Lewis at Wolstein Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland State's No. 77-ranked scoring average of 74.21 PPG, against a Panthers defense rated No. 165 and allowing 71.15 PPG. The Vikings FG% has averaged 47.69% to date this season, more than the Panthers shooters have managed so far (43.82% per game).

A few Panthers at Vikings trends to consider:
Wisc-Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 9 games on the road
Cleveland State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Cleveland State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee home to Illinois-Chicago, Tuesday, February 25th
Cleveland State at Youngstown State, Tuesday, February 25th