Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs. Wright State Raiders Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/30/14
Wright State Raiders (13-10) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (13-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm (U.S. Cellular Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
U.S. Cellular Arena will be over flowing when the Milwaukee Panthers host the Wright State Raiders.
After suffering through the last few years where they were a non factor in the Horizon, Wright State is out to a 5-3 mark in the conference wich is good for a tie for second with Cleveland State. The Raiders like to slow things down to compete with some of the league's bigger offense but that tactic came up just short in a 68-67 loss at Youngstown State. Both teams shot the ball in the 50% ran ge with the Penguins getting a handful more free throws to get the win. AJ Pacher was high scorer with 15 points followed by Matt Vest and JT Yoho with ten points each while Chrishawn Hopkins and Jerran Young posting 15 points.
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Milwaukee looked much improved heading in to the conference slate with solid scoring potential. However we have seen a decline in points the past three times out and the result has been losses in each. A 75-57 home loss to Detroit was a stale performance at both ends of the floor with the Titans taking an early lead and slowly growing it. UDM only hit at 40% but that turned out to be golden with the Panthers posting a 31% mark from the floor along with giving the ball away 16 times. Milwaukee received nine points each from Steve McWhorter, Jordan Aaron and JJ Panoske while Malcolm Moore and Austin Arians posted acombined 15 points.
Milwaukee has been in a funk and Wright State has been playing well so we have two teams heading in opposite directions. If the Panthers were playing well we would see them as favorites which would have me on the Raiders. I'm still backing them but not as enthusiastically...