Planning on watching today’s Panthers and Raiders game? Catch the action at Nutter Center in Dayton, OH, as the Raiders hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this Horizon League conference contest is set at 171.5 points, with the Raiders being the favored team playing at home against the Panthers.
MILWAUKEE PANTHERS VS WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wright State Raiders -6.5
This game will be played at Nutter Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Raiders.
- Not only will Wright State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 171.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Do the Panthers Have a Shot at a Win at Dayton?
After losing to Northern Kentucky by a score of 90-72, Milwaukee’s record stands at 9-9. They have gone 4-3 in Horizon League play compared to their 5-6 non-conference record. On the road, the Panthers have gone just 2-7, and their average scoring margin in these games is -7.7.
So far, Milwaukee has been the underdog in nine of their 18 games, and their record in these games is 3-6. For the season, they have been the underdog in 50% of their games. As for their record as the underdog, it is 2-3 in their last five games.
As the underdog this season, the Panthers have an ATS record of 5-4. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5, and over their last three road games, they are 1-2 vs. the spread. Milwaukee’s overall ATS record for the year is 7-9.
On the season, the over/under record in Milwaukee games is 10-5-1 with an average scoring total of 157.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 171.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (151.6) and their last three games have had an average scoring total of 158 points.
Compared to their season average of 78.1 points per game, Milwaukee struggled in their previous game. Against Northern Kentucky, the Panthers scored 72 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.2%. One area that the Milwaukee offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 106th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.
So far, the Panthers’ defense is ranked 292nd in the country at 79.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Wright State, the Milwaukee defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Milwaukee made 20 free-throws vs. the Panthers.
Can the Raiders Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Wright State will look to get back on track after losing their last two games, including an 88-81 defeat to Green Bay. The Raiders have been a much better team at home this season, going 5-4 compared to their 2-6 record on the road. For the season, Wright State is 9-10.
On the year, the Raiders have been favored in 10 games, going 5-5 in those contests. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3, and over their last five games at home, they are 3-2. For the season, Wright State has an average scoring margin of +6.4 points per game at home.
Wright State has an ATS record of 7-10 this season, including a mark of 4-5 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders are just 4-6 vs. the spread.
Wright State’s over/under record this year is 12-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 167.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 171.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (157.8). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-2.
In their most recent game, the Raiders’ offense tallied 81 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 84.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Trey Calvin, who is averaging 19.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tanner Holden also maintains a PPG average of 16.9 heading into game.
At present, the Raiders’ defense is nationally ranked 303rd, allowing 80.4 points per game. Against Green Bay in their most recent game, the Wright State defense gave up a total of 88 points while allowing Green Bay to hit 49% of their shots.