The Milwaukee Panthers (2-1) will be at home in UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena when they clash with the FIU Golden Panthers (1-2). Action gets underway at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
FIU Golden Panthers vs. Milwaukee Panthers Odds Preview
In the Golden Panthers last game, they fell to the Elon Phoenix, 95-87. With 19 points on 8-for-21 shooting, Eric Lockett was FIUs leading scorer. Elon did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (18-24; 75.0 percent). FIU, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (20.0 vs. 14.3).
The Panthers are hoping for a better outcome after their 69-55 loss to the Concordia University-St. Paul Golden Bears in their last matchup. With four points and 11 rebounds, Brett Prahl had a solid performance for Milwaukee. Concordia University-St. Paul had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.667 vs. 0.336). Milwaukee, meanwhile, did a terrific job of making free throws (14-20; 70.0 percent).
Second-chance points could be few and far between for FIU in this meeting. The Golden Panthers rank 168th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.8 percent), while Milwaukee ranks 62nd in defensive rebounding percentage (73.7 percent) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Golden Panthers have had records of 8-26 straight up (SU) and 10-12-2 against the spread (ATS) since last season. Vegas has had a tendency to place the total low when FIU is involved since last season as 66.7 percent of their games have ended over the projected point total.
The Panthers, meanwhile, are 13-25 SU and 18-15-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Milwaukee games over that same period with 18 overs compared to 16 unders.
FIU Golden Panthers at Milwaukee Panthers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Milwaukee, ATS Winner – Milwaukee, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Panthers rank 220th in rebounds per game (34.8) while the Panthers rank 302nd (31.8).
- FIU ranks 261st in blocks per game (2.2) while Milwaukee ranks 285th (1.6).
- Milwaukee ranks 110th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while FIU ranks 270th (18.4).
- The Panthers rank 180th in assists per game (13.3) while the Golden Panthers rank 295th (11.1).
- FIU ranks 157th in steals per game (6.1) while Milwaukee ranks 264th (4.8).