Wisc-Milwaukee vs. Youngstown State - 2/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Youngstown State Penguins (10-18) at Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers (17-11)
College Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena)
The Line: Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Panthers and the Youngstown State Penguins face off on Monday in Horizon League college basketball action.
The Milwaukee Panthers are 17-11 this season and they are coming off of a win over Cleveland State that ended a two game losing skid. Milwaukee is averaging 76.9 points per game and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.1 points and their opponents are shooting 46.4 percent. Matt Tiby leads the Panthers averaging 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Akeem Springs is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jordan Johnson is averaging 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds, and Austin Arians is averaging 11.2 points. Milwaukee is 7-3 at home and 8-7 in Horizon League play.
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The Youngstown State Penguins are 10-18 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Youngstown State is averaging 75.5 points per game and they are shooting 42.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 85.7 points and their opponents are shooting 47.4 percent. Cameron Morse leads the Penguins averaging 20.1 points per game. Matt Donlan is averaging 12.9 points, Francisco Santiago is averaging 8.6 points, and Jordan Andrews is averaging 7.9 points. YSU is 3-10 on the road and 5-10 in Horizon League play.
Milwaukee is 1-8 against the spread in their last nine home games, 0-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 1-4-1 against the spread following a win. Youngstown State is 2-5 against the spread following a loss, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 0-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The favorite is 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
Milwaukee is a gigantic favorite but both of these teams are about the same against the number so with the number rising I will take the boat load of points and Youngstown State.