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Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Youngstown State Penguins College Basketball Betting Preview

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers taking on the Youngstown State Penguins Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Youngstown State Penguins betting line opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Youngstown State Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 7-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Youngstown State Penguins are 7-4 ATS. Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers are 8-6 on betting the total; Youngstown State Penguins are 9-2.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 288-ranked Youngstown State Penguins and the No. 105-rated Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Youngstown State's No. 102 nationally ranked offense (76.8 points per game) against a Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers defense that sits as the No. 161 at 71.67 PPG. The Youngstown State Penguins have been averaging 43.37% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (45.76% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wisc-Milwaukee got 23 points from Jordan Johnson en route to a 76-67 victory over Northern Kentucky on Monday at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.

The Penguins grabbed a 100-98 win over the Grizzlies on Monday, behind a 23-point effort from Cameron Morse at Athletics Center Orena.

Betting Trends
  • Wisc-Milwaukee is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Wisc-Milwaukee is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
  • Youngstown State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Youngstown State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Youngstown State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Youngstown State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee

Next Betting Matchups

Wisc-Milwaukee at Cleveland State, Saturday, January 9th
Youngstown State at Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, January 9th