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Cleveland State vs. Milwaukee - 2/9/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee at Cleveland State
Date & Time Saturday February 9, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Wolstein Center
Cleveland, Ohio
The Line
The Line: Cleveland State -1 -- Over/Under: 143
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Milwaukee at Cleveland State
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The Milwaukee Panthers and Cleveland State Vikings meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wolstein Center.

The Milwaukee Panthers could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Milwaukee Panthers are averaging 69.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Darius Roy is averaging 15.7 points and 3.8 assists while DeAndre Abram is averaging 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. Jake Wright is grabbing two rebounds and Vance Johnson is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Milwaukee Panthers are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Panthers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Panthers have lost their last five road games.

The Cleveland State Vikings also need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 73.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Tyree Appleby is averaging 16.5 points and five assists while Rashad Williams is averaging 10.6 points and 1.9 rebounds. Stefan Kenic is the third double-digit scorer and Jaalam Hill is dishing 1.2 assists. The Cleveland State Vikings are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland State Vikings are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Cleveland State Vikings have lost five of their last six home games.

The Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Horizon League and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Vikings are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Panthers are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland St and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Vikings last 4 overall. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall.

The Milwaukee Panthers have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Cleveland State Vikings, which includes a seven-point victory about a month ago. And while the Milwaukee Panthers aren't the same team they were earlier in this season, they're in much better form than a Cleveland State side that's lost 11 of its last 12 games and is being outscored by an average of nearly 12 points in its last five games. The Cleveland State Vikings are in downright brutal form and they're showing little to no sign getting out of this funk. I'll back Milwaukee in this near toss-up.

Pick:
Milwaukee +1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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