Cleveland State Vikings at Milwaukee Panthers Free Prediction 02/27/20

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The Cleveland State Vikings (10-19, 6-10 Hor) will be at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to go head-to-head against the Milwaukee Panthers (12-16, 7-9 Hor) in a Hor matchup. The game begins at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Cleveland State Vikings at Milwaukee Panthers ATS Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Panthers fell to the Detroit Titans, 79-73, while the Vikings were defeated by the Wright State Raiders, 81-74.

Cleveland State had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8 (above their season average of 31.6) while Milwaukee had a turnover percentage of 7.2 (better than their season average of 16.2). Milwaukee’s Darius Roy had a solid performance, putting up 19 points, six rebounds and six assists. Meanwhile, Cleveland State was led by Torrey Patton, who contributed 21 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

In their first matchup this year, Craig Beaudion led the Vikings to a 70-53 win. He scored a game-high 19 points. Cleveland State launched eight three pointers, making five of them (62.5 percent), while Milwaukee was just 4-21 (19.0 percent).

It will be a matchup of opposite styles as the up-and-down Panthers (ranked 43rd in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the more grind-it-out Vikings (226th in possessions per game). Moreover, the Vikings are among the NCAA’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 53rd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.271). The Panthers, meanhwile, rank 338th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.313).

Cleveland State at Milwaukee Betting Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Milwaukee, ATS Winner – Milwaukee, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Milwaukee ranks 62nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.8) while Cleveland State ranks 321st (12.6).
  • The Panthers rank 122nd in blocks per game (3.1) while the Vikings rank 178th in blocks allowed per game (4.7).
  • The Vikings rank 43rd in steals per game (7.9) while the Panthers rank 167th (5.8).
  • Milwaukee averages 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. Cleveland State ranks 192nd in rebounds allowed per game (36.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Panthers have outscored opponents by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Milwaukee has lost by an average of 0.9 points.
  • During their last five games, the Vikings have scored an average of 65.8 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.2 points per game (1.6 above their season average).