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Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Youngstown State Penguins Preview

Youngstown State PenguinsWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
9-6January 02, 2014, 08:00 | U.S. Cellular Arena10-4

U.S. Cellular Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers and the visiting Youngstown State Penguins in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Panthers currently sports a 10-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-4 ATS. The Penguins are 9-6 and 6-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Panthers produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Penguins have gone 4-4 against the number.

View Youngstown State Penguins vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Panthers in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Penguins was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 131 (Panthers) and the No. 108 (Penguins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Youngstown State won its last outing, an 85-59 result against South Dakota on December 29. They covered in that game as a 9-point favorite. Youngstown State cruised to victory on Sunday, running South Dakota out of the gym and running up an 85-59 score at Beeghly Center.

Wisc-Milwaukee was a 67-54 winner in its last match on the road against Alabama State. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. The Hornets endured a 67-54 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Sunday, despite a 14-point effort from Jamel Waters at Devlin Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Wisc-Milwaukee's No. 143-ranked offense, averaging 73.14 PPG, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 188 at 72.93 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 45.47% so far, less than the Penguins marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.21% per game.

A few Penguins at Panthers trends to consider:
Youngstown State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
Youngstown State is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Youngstown State's last 5 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
Wisc-Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games
Wisc-Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Youngstown State

Next up:
Youngstown State at Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, January 4th
Wisc-Milwaukee at Cleveland State, Saturday, January 4th