The Milwaukee Panthers (12-17, 7-10 Hor) welcome the Youngstown State Penguins (16-14, 9-8 Hor) to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena as the regular season finishes up. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Youngstown State Penguins at Milwaukee Panthers ATS Odds
Both teams fell in their last game. The Panthers lost a close one to the Cleveland State Vikings, 70-68, while the Penguins fell to the Green Bay Phoenix, 102-92.
Youngstown State held Green Bay to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below the 29.2 mark opponents have averaged against Youngstown State this season) while Milwaukee did a terrific job of making free throws (14-18; 77.8 percent). Milwaukee received a boost from Darius Roy, who put up 26 points and five rebounds. Darius Quisenberry, meanwhile had a solid performance for Youngstown State, finishing with 29 points and five assists.
In their first matchup this year, DeAndre Abram led the Panthers to a 75-73 victory. He registered a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Panthers’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Penguins. Milwaukee had a rate of 10.6, while Youngstown State posted a mark of 16.6.
This game should be a battle of contrasting tempos. Milwaukee prefers an up-tempo style of play (46th in possessions per game), while Youngstown State is more half-court-oriented (185th in possessions per game).
Youngstown State Penguins vs. Milwaukee Panthers Free Pick
Pick: SU Winner – Milwaukee, ATS Winner – Milwaukee, O/U – Under
- Youngstown State ranks 25th in rebounds per game (39.4) while Milwaukee ranks 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (37.7).
- The Penguins rank 50th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Panthers rank 76th (5.9).
- The Penguins’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.4, down from 1.5 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 75.8 points per game (3.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.4 points per game (6.4 above their season average).