The Milwaukee Panthers (5-8, 0-1 Hor), who are currently on a six-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they head to Ervin J. Nutter Center to square off against the Wright State Raiders (11-3, 1-0 Hor). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 30, 2019.
Milwaukee Panthers vs. Wright State Raiders Odds Preview
The Panthers were beaten by the Northern Kentucky Norse in their last contest, 74-64. With 24 points on 10-for-19 shooting, Te’Jon Lucas led Milwaukee in scoring. Northern Kentucky did a terrific job of making free throws (21-27; 77.8 percent). Milwaukee, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (15.5 vs. 17.1).
In the Raiders’ previous game, they defeated the Green Bay Phoenix, 90-84. With 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting, Loudon Love was the top scorer from either team. Wright State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 43.9 (above their season average of 31.2) and a free throw rate of 0.328 (above their season average of 0.226). For those same stats, Green Bay had marks of 15.8 and 0.250, respectively.
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Raiders won both games last season. In the most recent game, Wright State won 65-62. Wright State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (25.8 vs. 14.8). Milwaukee, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.4 vs. 18.1).
Wright State figures to have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Raiders currently rank 60th in offensive efficiency, while Milwaukee ranks 227th in defensive efficiency.
Milwaukee at Wright State ATS Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Wright State, ATS Winner – Wright State, O/U – Over
The Raiders average 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 99th in the NCAA. The Panthers rank 119th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
Wright State is 32nd in the nation with 5.4 steals allowed per game while Milwaukee is 51st with 5.7 steals allowed per game.
Wright State ranks 12th in rebounds per game (41.6) while Milwaukee ranks 234th in rebounds allowed per game (38.5).
The Raiders rank 18th in assists allowed per game (9.5) while the Panthers rank 126th (12.8).
Milwaukee averages 23.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 102nd in the country. Wright State ranks 140th in three pointers allowed per game (22.6).
The Raiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 14.2, up from 11.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Panthers have scored an average of 63.4 points per game (8.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.6 points per game (4.8 above their season average).