Cleveland State vs. Wisc-Milwaukee - 1/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (5-9) at Cleveland State Vikings (6-8)
College Basketball: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wolstein Center)
The Line: Cleveland State Vikings -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Cleveland State Vikings and the Milwaukee Panthers face off on Friday at CSU Convocation Center in Horizon League college basketball action.
The Cleveland State Vikings are 6-8 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. CSU is averaging 62.9 points and hey are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.2 percent. Trey Lewis leads the Vikings averaging 16.3 points per game. Charlie Lee is averaging 11.7 points, Anton Grady is averaging 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Marlin Mason is averaging 8.5 points. Cleveland State is 5-2 at home this season.
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The Milwaukee Panthers are 5-9 this season and they have lost their last three games and five of their last six. Milwaukee is averaging 62.8 points and they are shooting 40.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.9 points and their opponents are shooting 46 percent. Steve McWhorter leads the Panthers averaging 14.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Matt Tiby is averaging 10.4 points and 6.8 rebounds, JeVon Lyle is averaging 8.2 points, and J.J. Panoske is averaging 7.3 points. Milwaukee is 0-6 on the road this season.
Cleveland State is 9-2 against the spread following a loss, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 8-3 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Milwaukee is 5-0 against the spread against the Horizon League, 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The line makes this game not a very appealing one as Milwaukee is horrible and even worse on the road and Cleveland State is decent at home and have played a tough schedule but this is a ton of points. It’s a lean at best but my play is Cleveland State.