The Milwaukee Panthers (9-12, 2-6 Hor) look to put an end to the eight-game winning streak of Wright State when they welcome the Raiders (15-5, 7-0 Hor) to UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 133 points with Wright State opening as a 3-point favorite. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Wright State Raiders vs. Milwaukee Panthers ATS Preview
In the Raiders last game, they defeated the Green Bay Phoenix, 80-67. With 12 points and 14 rebounds, Loudon Love had a good performance for Wright State. The Raiders had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.592 (above their season average of 0.493) and had a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 17.8).
The Panthers are hoping for a better outcome after their 91-64 loss to the Northern Kentucky Norse in their last outing. Brock Stull led Milwaukee in scoring with 12 points on 3-for-8 shooting. Northern Kentucky held the Panthers to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.2 (below their season average of 25.5). Milwaukee, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (12-16; 75.0 percent).
Milwaukee might struggle to score as they square off against one of the nations best defenses. Wright State currently ranks 21st in defensive efficiency, while the Panthers rank 251st in offensive efficiency.
Love has been impressive over the last five games for Wright State, averaging 15.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals per game.
This is the first time these teams will battle this year, after the Raiders won both contests last season. In the most recent game, Wright State won 76-65. The Raiders dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 and a free throw rate of 0.226. The Panthers had marks of 18.2 and 0.189, respectively, for those same stats.
Wright State Raiders at Milwaukee Panthers ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Under
- Wright State ranks 50th in steals per game (7.4) while Milwaukee ranks 140th (5.8).
- The Panthers average 22.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 120th in the NCAA. The Raiders rank 124th in three pointers allowed per game (21.6).
- The Panthers average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.2, up from 2.6 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Raiders have scored an average of 81.4 points per game (9.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (7.3 above their season average).