The Northern Kentucky Norse and Milwaukee Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Northern Kentucky Norse look for their 11th win. The Milwaukee Panthers look for their 12th win.
The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 66.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 64.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Marques Warrick is averaging 19.2 points and 2.7 rebounds, while Sam Vinson is averaging 9.9 points and 2.9 assists. Xavier Rhodes is dishing 3.2 assists and Trevon Faulkner is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 77.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 39.3 percent shooting. BJ Freeman is averaging 12.3 points and 1.5 assists, while Kentrell Pullian is averaging 10.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Ahmad Rand is dishing 0.4 assists and Markeith Browning II is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.
The Norse are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 45-20-3 ATS in their last 68 Thursday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Norse last 8 overall. The over is 6-2 in Panthers last 8 home games. The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Milwaukee Panthers have been the better team this season, and they've been covering numbers with these victories. Milwaukee also wins at home by an average of 25.9 points while shooting 50.1 percent from the field. We're not being asked to lay much. Give me the home team and the small chalk.