Milwaukee Panthers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Odds

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The Milwaukee Panthers (4-1) and the Wisconsin Badgers (2-3), who both like to play patient, will battle at Kohl Center. Wisconsin is a 16.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 129 points. Action gets underway at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Milwaukee Panthers at Wisconsin Badgers Odds Preview

The Panthers won a close one over the Elon Phoenix in their last contest, 72-71. With 14 points and 12 rebounds, Milwaukee’s Bryce Nze had a solid game. The Panthers had a ridiculously low turnover percentage of 6.2 (better than their season average of 18.2) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.6 (above their season average of 28.0). The last time the Badgers played, they were defeated by the No. 23 UCLA Bruins, 72-70. Ethan Happ was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 8-for-13 shooting. UCLA held the Badgers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.8 (below their season average of 25.4). Wisconsin, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.288 (above their season average of 0.237). Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the nations slowest-paced teams clash. Wisconsin ranks 333rd in possessions per game (65.2) and Milwaukee is 322nd (66.0) dating back to the 2016-17 season. Furthermore, put-back points could be rare for the Panthers. They rank 300th in the NCAA in offensive rebounding percentage at 25.6 percent, while the Badgers have been 34th-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 74.6 percent). Of Milwaukee’s 4 games with betting action, three have finished under the O/U total, while 2 of Wisconsin’s 4 games have finished over the projected point total. The Panthers hold a significant advantage in terms of straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 4-1 SU and 3-1 ATS, while the Badgers are 2-3 SU and 1-3 ATS.

Milwaukee Panthers vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Wisconsin, ATS Winner – Wisconsin, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Badgers rank 21st in three pointers allowed per game (18.0) while the Panthers rank 168th (21.4).
  • Wisconsin ranks 147th in blocks per game (3.4) while Milwaukee ranks 292nd (1.6).
  • Wisconsin ranks 107th in steals per game (6.7) while Milwaukee ranks 277th (4.8).
  • The Badgers rank 129th in rebounds per game (36.6) while the Panthers rank 299th (32.2).
  • Wisconsin ranks 12th in assists allowed per game (10.4) while Milwaukee ranks 167th (13.3).