The Milwaukee Panthers (9-10, 4-3 Hor) will be at the Beeghly Physical Education Center to go head-to-head with the Youngstown State Penguins (11-9, 4-3 Hor) in a Hor matchup. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Milwaukee Panthers vs. Youngstown State Penguins Betting Odds
In their last contest, the Penguins lost to the Wright State Raiders, 79-72, while the Panthers were victorious over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 73-68.
The Panthers, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.2, had a ridiculous mark of 45.0 and had a turnover percentage of 12.2 (better than their season average of 15.7). Youngstown State, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 34.9). Darius Quisenberry put together a good outing for Youngstown State with 19 points and six assists. Milwaukee rallied around Te’Jon Lucas, who put up 20 points and seven assists.
The Penguins dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the last game, Youngstown State won 72-71. Youngstown State had a better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 31.4). Milwaukee, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.141 vs. 0.118). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Youngstown State in this battle. The Penguins rank 22nd in offensive rebounding percentage (35.1 percent), while Milwaukee ranks 247th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.6 percent).
Milwaukee Panthers at Youngstown State Penguins Free Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Youngstown State, ATS Winner – Youngstown State, O/U – Under
- Youngstown State averages 39.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 44th in the NCAA. Milwaukee ranks 227th in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
- The Panthers rank 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Penguins rank 47th (5.6).
- During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 77.2 points per game (3.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.8 points per game (1.7 above their season average).
- The Penguins have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Youngstown State has defeated opponents by an average of 1.1 points.